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Egypt PM arrives in Gaza for brief visit: Security source

Published on Nov 16, 2012 3:24 PM

RAFAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil arrived in the Gaza Strip on Friday for a brief solidarity visit amid a massive Israeli military campaign against militants in the Hamas-run territory, a Palestinian security source said.

"The Egyptian prime minister has arrived at the Rafah crossing and officials from the Palestinian (Hamas) government are welcoming him on the Palestinian side," the source told AFP.