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The subject of this report is the relationship between Egypt and Hamas, the determinants of this relation and the developments, especially during the period that followed the Palestinian dicussions that were held in Cairo in March 2005 up until early 2009.

It points out the role of Egypt in the national Palestinian dialogu files, establishing truces, or prisoner exchange with the Israelis; and it discusses the Egyptian stance from Hamas’s victory in the 2006 legislative council elections, and from the seige, ending by the Israeli war.

This report is available fully for free download on al-Zaytouna Centre’s Arabic Website. ( Download)

The Information Report series was launched by the Information Department of al-Zaytouna Centre in early 2008. It aims at providing periodical, informative, concise and well-documented information set on selected issues of concern on the Arab and Muslim World, specifically the Palestinian issue.



TitleMisr wa Hamas (Egypt and Hamas)

Editor: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh

Deputy Editor: Abdul-Hameed al-kayyali

Managing Editor: Rabi‘ al-Dannan

Published in: 2009 (1st edition)

Physical details: 88 pages, 14*21 cm, paperback

Price : 2 $