Morsi, Haniyeh jabber in Cairo
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met Thursday with Ismail Haniya, Prime Minister of the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip, state television reported. The Egyptian state broadcaster quoted Egyptian presidential spokesman Yasser Ali saying the meeting was the latest in a series the recently-elected president is holding with Palestinian leaders to discuss measures to ease Israel's blockade on Gaza.
The two were reported to have discussed ways to facilitate the easing of movement of Palestinians from Gaza into Egypt "in accordance with relevant laws." No concrete steps were announced. Egypt announced the opening of its border with Gaza after the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, but severe restrictions have remained in place.
Posted by: Steve White