|News from the Middle East|
|02/02/2008 12:09 RAFAH, Gaza Strip, Feb 2 (AFP) |
Hamas to help seal Gaza border with Egypt: senior leader
Hardline Hamas leader Mahmud al-Zahar told reporters on Saturday his movement will work with Cairo to gradually seal the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
"We will work towards sealing the border between us and Egypt... this has to be done gradually," Zahar told reporters as he crossed back into Gaza after two days of talks with officials in Cairo.
Hundreds of thousands of people have streamed across the Egyptian border since January 23, when Palestinian militants destroyed large sections of the barrier wall after a near week-long Israeli lockdown of the territory.