Head of the Egyptian intelligence, Abbas Kamel, reportedly met with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv on Wednesday Al-Hayat newspaper reported, adding that the meeting aimed at finalizing the details of a long-term ceasefire deal with Hamas.
Egypt has played a critical role in recent months in a bid to broker a lasting ceasefire between the Zionist entity and.
One of the core issues under discussion is the future release of captive Israeli civilians and the remains of fallen soldiers in exchange for several humanitarian projects in Gaza, the report said.
On Thursday, Kamel is to travel from Tel Aviv to Ramallah for a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Ramallah officials told Al-Hayat that Kamel is to discuss both the Hamas deal as well as the pacification among Palestinian factions acting outside Hamas’ authority.
“A possible deal will be signed tomorrow (Friday) in the presence of all the Gaza factions,” a Palestinian official said.
Kamel’s visit follows two Hamas and Islamic Jihad expeditions to Cairo that discussed the agreement’s details. Other Gaza officials are to travel to Cairo on Thursday in order to further discuss the details, Al-Hayat added.
Azzam al-Ahmad, a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee, criticized the Israel-Hamas deal and called it “a betrayal of the Palestinian people and its national aspirations.”
In his interview with a Palestinian radio station al-Ahmad added that “what is happening is not negotiations but rather a resolution festival,” and stated that “our government has no time for futile celebrations, not all factions participated in the talks and we were surprised to discover the names of some movements that did participate.”
On Wednesday, during a PLO central council meeting, Abbas attacked the US government, denouncing its members “liars.”
“How come the Americans have all of a sudden remembered the humanitarian situation in Gaza? Where have all these humanitarian projects come from?” Abbas said.
Source: Israeli media