Hamas to Open Office in Cairo

Move comes after discussions that covered Sinai security and wanted suspects


Cairo has agreed to open an office representing the Palestinian faction Hamas, an Egyptian source told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat, saying that both sides agreed to locate the office in the Fifth Settlement.

The source, who asked not to be named, said Egyptian approval came after discussions between Egyptian intelligence officials and Hamas leaders.

As a result of the discussions, a joint security panel has also been formed to manage border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, the source said.