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  3/14/2014, Adar Bet 12, 5774

Egypt Ignores Hamas, Talks with Islamic Jihad


Hamas was fuming on Thursday upon discovering that Egypt had communicated with the Islamic Jihad directly to broker a ceasefire with Israel, while intentionally ignoring Hamas.

The Ma’an news agency noted that the decision to coordinate directly with Islamic Jihad, which launched the vast majority of Wednesday's rocket barrage on Israel, and not with Hamas, which rules Gaza, highlights the continuing tension between Egypt's military and the group.