Report: Israelis Meet Egypt Intelligence Chief

YERUSHALAYIM -

An Israeli security delegation made a short visit to Egypt and met with the country’s intelligence chief, General Raafat Shehata, Egyptian sources reported yesterday.

According to sources, the meeting focused on securing the Israel-Egypt border, and also reportedly dealt with the arrest of Israeli Andrei Pshenichnikov, sentenced to two years in prison a week ago for illegally infiltrating Egypt, and with Cairo’s objection to the arrest of prisoners released as part of the Shalit deal.

An Israeli delegation and Hamas representatives have been holding talks in Cairo with Egypt’s mediation as part of the negotiations on a permanent agreement that would serve as an extension of the cease-fire deal that ended Operation Pillar of Defense, Ynet reported.