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Hamas leader in Cairo to discuss Gaza blockade: spokesman

GAZA: The new chief of Palestinian Hamas Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Cairo on Saturday to hold talks with senior Egyptian officials on his first such visit as leader, a Hamas spokesman said. In the past few months Hamas has sought to mend relations with Egypt, which controls their one border crossing and has, under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, been highly wary of ties between Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, ousted from power by Sisi after mass protests. Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, a densely populated coastal…