cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil will visit the Gaza Strip today as Israel presses a major air campaign against the territory, the ruling Hamas government said yesterday.
“The Egyptian leadership informed us that Prime Minister Hisham Qandil will visit Gaza tomorrow, accompanied by a number of ministers. We welcome this visit and appreciate this courageous stand,” Hamas spokesman Taher Al Nunu said. The visit “confirms the support of the Egyptian leadership, government, and people for the Palestinian people in the shadow of the Israeli war against them in Gaza,” he added, saying Qandil would meet Hamas premier Ismail Haniyah.
Israel cannot vanquish Gaza: Khaled Meshaal
KHARTOUM: Israel will never defeat Gaza, Khaled Meshaal, the exiled chief of the Hamas movement which rules the Palestinian territory, said in a defiant speech in Sudan yesterday. “This enemy is weak and cannot vanquish Gaza,” Meshaal told a major conference of Sudanese Islamists. AFP