Israel bars Hamas delegates in W. Bank from going to Cairo
CAIRO, MP Khaled Tafesh, a member of the Hamas parliamentary bloc, reported Tuesday that the IOA prevented the Hamas delegation in the West Bank from traveling to Cairo to participate in the talks with Egyptian leadership which are aimed to end the inter-Palestinian discord.
“We went in the early morning hours towards the Karama crossing on the Jordanian borders, but the IOA detained us for four continuous hours and then one of the soldiers came holding a decision banning us from travel permanently,” MP Tafesh explained.
The lawmaker underlined that Egypt handed a list of the West Bank delegation members to the Israeli side days ago to facilitate their travel through the crossing.
The lawmaker said that Israel through this ban decision proved its attempt to keep the state of division in the Palestinian arena because it is the sole beneficiary of all that.
The Hamas delegation headed by Moussa Abu Marzouk, the deputy head of the Hamas political bureau had arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening.