Egypt Warns Hamas of Israeli Strikes

Ad Feedback - CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian officials warned Hamas to beware of Israeli assassination attempts on its leaders, according to the Arabic daily al-Quds al-Arabi, headquartered in London.

According to the article, Israel is growing impatient with the lack of progress in negotiations to free IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Corporal Gilad Shalit, captured by Palestinian terrorists in a cross-border attack on June 25, 2006.

While Egypt appears to have sided with Israel by refusing to open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip until Shalit is released, Hamas says there will be no further discussions until the crossing is opened.

Hamas officials claim Egypt warned them that none would be "immune to assassination" because of their inflexibility on Shalit's release.

Meanwhile, Hamas officials informed Egypt that they're ready to resume talks on reconciliation with Fatah next week in Cairo.

Source: Haaretz

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