Two branches of the Muslim Brotherhood coming together for the meeting. One has the open support of the U.S. Government. How long will it be before the other one does as well?
“Egypt’s Mursi meets Hamas PM Haniyeh in Cairo,” from Reuters, July 26 (thanks to Kenneth)”
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh met Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Thursday in an official visit that signaled a big shift in Cairo’s stance toward the Hamas movement after the election of a Muslim Brotherhood head of state in Egypt.
A Palestinian official said the head of Egyptian intelligence had promised measures to increase the flow of fuel supplied by Qatar to Gaza via Egypt and needed to ease the small Palestinian territory’s power shortages.
But there was no immediate sign that Cairo was ready to open up its border with Gaza to the extent sought by Hamas, something analysts partly attributed to the influence still wielded by the Hosni Mubarak-era security establishment.
“Mursi’s heart is with Hamas but his mind is elsewhere,” said Hany al-Masri, a Palestinian political commentator. “He will give them as much as he can but he won’t be able to give them much because his powers are restricted,” he said….
Not to worry. Obama could make a few phone calls and get this straightened right out; in any case, watch for it to be swiftly resolved.