Egypt Frees 80 Jailed Members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

(Al-Monitor) Shlomi Eldar - 80 members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad were released from an Egyptian jail in October following a meeting between Islamic Jihad officials and Egyptian intelligence officials. Islamic Jihad, which is under total Iranian control, has some 6,000 fighters and 8,000 rockets in Gaza. The Egyptians are seeking an arrangement with Islamic Jihad leader Ziad Nahala, who replaced Abdullah Ramadan, who had suffered a stroke. Egypt wants to persuade Islamic Jihad to accept the understandings brokered with Hamas to bring about an extended calm in Gaza.

2019-10-22 00:00:00

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