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Has Egypt turned the page on discord with Hamas?

Egypt’s relations with Hamas have begun to warm up in recent months after years of tension following the 2013 overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi.
A portrait of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, Nov. 1, 2017.

Egypt’s diplomatic efforts resulted in a cease-fire agreement May 21 between Hamas and Israel. The deal, coordinated with the United States, ended 11 days of fighting that killed hundreds of Palestinians and 13 Israelis.

During the conflict, Egypt lent strong political support to the Palestinians, with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calling for pressure on Israel to halt its military escalation in the Palestinian territories and reach a deal to establish an independent Palestinian state.

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