Hamas chief Haniyeh heading to Cairo today – report

This handout picture provided by the Iranian foreign ministry on December 20, 2023, shows Qatar-based Hamas politburo leader Ismail Haniyeh speaking to journalists as he welcomes the Iranian foreign minister (not in the picture), in Doha. (Iranian Foreign Ministry / AFP)
This handout picture provided by the Iranian foreign ministry on December 20, 2023, shows Qatar-based Hamas politburo leader Ismail Haniyeh speaking to journalists as he welcomes the Iranian foreign minister (not in the picture), in Doha. (Iranian Foreign Ministry / AFP)

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh is set to arrive in Cairo today, a Lebanese news outlet affiliated with Hezbollah reports.

According to the Lebanese al Mayadeen satellite news station, Haniyeh will visit the Egyptian capital along with a Hamas delegation.

Haniyeh is the terror group’s Qatar-based political leader. The report says the delegation includes Khalil al-Hayya, a senior member of the terror group’s politburo in Doha.

The reported visit comes as negotiations for a potential temporary ceasefire and hostage deal mediated by American, Qatari and Egyptian officials have apparently stalled. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described the terror group’s demands as “delusional.”

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