Report: Egypt, Saudi Arabia urge Hamas to end 'Great March of Return' protests

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(Worthy News) - Both Saudi Arabia and Egypt have called on militant organization Hamas to end the annual weekly protests it is holding for the "Great March of Return," according to an Egyptian source.

An Egyptian Foreign Ministry official was anonymously quoted as saying that, in exchange for halting the protests, Egypt would ensure that the Rafah border crossing, which Egypt controls, would be regularly opened. The source said that the agreement had come under the direction of the Saudis.

"The situation in Gaza is nearing an explosion towards anyone blockading (the Strip)," the source said, "and therefore there is a fear that Palestinian anger will turn toward Egypt in the coming weeks." [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]

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