Hamas officials to go to Egypt for talks on rift with Fatah, prisoners

Officials from the militant Palestinian Hamas group are traveling to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on a prisoner exchange with Israel and ways of ending a yearlong rift with Fatah. Hamas political bureau member Mohammed Nasr says he and the group's deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouk will travel Tuesday to Egypt where they also will discuss the group's fragile truce with Israel and crossings into the Gaza Strip. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that Egypt would begin coordinating Hamas-Fatah reconciliation talks.