Egypt’s Mursi Meets With Mashaal and Islamic Jihad, MENA Says

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi met with Hamas’ political chief and a delegation from the Islamic Jihad, amid efforts to end the exchange of rocket-fire between Israel and the Hamas-led government, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.

The meeting late yesterday included a Hamas delegation led by Mashaal, the head of the Islamist movement’s politburo, and another from the Islamic Jihad, led by the group’s secretary- general, MENA said, citing a statement from the presidency.

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