CAIRO

Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh is set to go on a multi-leg foreign tour on Saturday, his first since he was elected leader of the Palestinian resistance group in 2017, according to a Palestinian source on Saturday.

Haniyeh is currently visiting Egypt for talks with Egyptian officials on a host of issues, including recent Israeli escalations in the Gaza Strip and truce understandings with Israel.

“The Hamas leader will visit a number of countries after receiving permission from Egyptian authorities,” the source said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

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