Egypt will close the breached border with Gaza Strip on Sunday, and Hamas will not try to prevent it, a senior Hamas leader said after holding talks in Cairo.
"Tomorrow (Sunday) is going to be the last day for the border to be open like this," Dr. Mahmoud Zahar, told the Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera, after returning to Gaza. "We will work towards sealing the border between us and Egypt... this has to be done gradually,"
According to the AP, Zahar said Hamas would not prevent a closure of the border. However, he said in exchange Egypt agreed to allow thousands of Palestinians currently stuck in Egypt to travel to third countries and would coordinate with Hamas on border issues.