Khalid Meshaal, met on Tuesday minister Raafat Shehata, Egyptian intelligence chief, at the intelligence headquarters in Cairo...
|Hamasan with Mursi|
Security forces had on Sunday carried out a series of raids arresting suspected militants linked to the 5 August attack near the town of Sheikh Zuwayed, four miles from the border town of Rafah.
Israeli airstrike kills two Hamas officials
Ashraf Salah, 38, and Anees Abu al-Aynaen, 22, both of whom employed with Hamas' internal security forces, were instantly killed when an Israeli strike targeted their vehicle as they drove to the Gaza border with Egypt, Ma'an news agency reported.
After initially saying three had been killed, Hamas later corrected the death toll to two and said the third man had been critically wounded.
The Israeli military said it had targeted what it called "terror operatives" involved in smuggling explosives into Gaza from neighboring Egypt.
Israel routinely assaults the Gaza Strip, while Hamas has largely refrained from engaging the Jewish state militarily.
Gaza's interior ministry said the latest attack confirms Israeli plans to implement wide-scale operations in Gaza, Ma'an reported.
Hamas has long accused Israel of attempting to provoke Gaza into a new round of heavy conflict, and has attempted to rein in rogue Islamist groups in the strip who fire rockets into Israel without Hamas' approval.
Israel has maintained a crippling siege on the Gaza Strip since 2007. Leading rights groups and UN agencies have slammed the siege as a violation of international law.
(Ma'an, Al-Akhbar, Reuters)
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