Hamas delegation to Cairo express reservations on AMA border agreement
Date: 02 / 02 / 2008 Time: 11:34
Gaza - Ma'an - A Hamas delegation to the Egyptian capital on Saturday expressed reservations concerning the Agreement on Movement and Access (AMA) drawn up by Israel and the Palestinian Authority in November 2005.
Hamas leader in-exile Muhammad Nasr said that the Hamas delegation has stated it reservations on reconsidering the agreement, which they perceive as no longer valid. The delegation is now waiting for a response from the Egyptians, he added.
The AMA was agreed under the once Fatah strongman Muhammad Dahlan in 2005.
Under the agreement, European monitors replaced Israel military forces at the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Israel retained effective control to open and close the crossing, however, because it could prevent the European teams from reaching the crossing point.
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