Gaza factions threaten escalation, lash out at Egypt over reconstruction delays

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Gaza factions threaten escalation, lash out at Egypt over reconstruction delays
Factions in Gaza attacked Egypt for what they said was a deliberate delay of reconstruction in the coastal enclave.
By TZVI JOFFRE
Published: DECEMBER 7, 2021

Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have threatened to implement a gradual escalation against Israel if their demands are not met concerning reconstruction and the blockade on the Strip, complaining that Egypt is deliberately delaying the reconstruction process, according to Arabic media. Sources from the factions told the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen on Monday that the Egyptians did not respond to a position paper presented by Hamas recently, claiming that Egypt is deliberately delaying the reconstruction process in the coastal enclave.

The sources warned that Hamas and the other factions in Gaza have set a deadline for the end of this year and would begin a gradual escalation starting next week. The sources added that Egypt refused the entry of a large Hamas delegation which was scheduled to visit Cairo at the end of November. A "leading source" in Hamas told Al-Jazeera on Monday that the movement is studying options for an escalation with Israel, also expressing "strong dissatisfaction" with Egypt's behavior, saying that it has been reluctant in implementing its promises to Gaza. The source, pointing to what they called Israeli attacks on al-Aqsa Mosque and the tightening of measures against Palestinian prisoners, warned that this would "explode the situation."

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