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Hamas hands over control of the Rafa border crossing with Egypt to the Palestinian Authority.(Photo by: SAID KHATIB / AFP)
PA Intel Chief arrives in Gaza
By ADAM RASGON
11/17/2017
The Palestinian Authority Intelligence Chief last visited Gaza in October.
Palestinian Authority Intelligence Chief Majid Faraj on Friday arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing.

Pictures on Facebook showed Faraj shaking hands with local officials and leaders at the Erez Crossing and embracing Hamas Chief in Gaza Yahya Sinwar.

Faraj’s arrival in Gaza came less than a week before a meeting of Fatah, Hamas and other Palestinian factions in Cairo, which is supposed to deal with issues related to reconciliation.

Wafa, the official PA news agency, has not published a statement or a report on the purpose of Faraj’s visit to the Strip as of Friday afternoon.

The PA Intelligence Chief last visited Gaza in early October when a major delegation of PA officials visited the Strip.

In mid-October, Egypt brokered a deal between Hamas and Fatah to advance reconciliation efforts and restore the PA’s governing authority in Gaza. Hamas has controlled Gaza since ousting the Fatah-dominated PA in 2007 from the territory.
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