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Egypt agrees that Islamic Jihad leader be buried in Gaza

Former leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, died on Saturday evening in Syria after battling illness.

Gaza Strip (QNN) – The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine stated that its former Secretary-General Ramadan Abdullah Shallah will be buried in the besieged Strip of Gaza.

In a phone call with QNN, Islamic Jihad leader Nafez Azzam stated that Egypt has agreed to allow the entry of Shallah’s body into Gaza, where he was born, from Syria.

According to local media sources, Islamic Jihad movement and the head of Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniya have been intensively contacting the Egyptian leadership since last night in order to secure the transfer of Shallah’s body to be buried in his homeland.

The Egyptian side responded positively despite the difficult global air traffic conditions due to the spread of coronavirus.

Former leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, died on Saturday evening after battling illness. Shallah, 62, served as Secretary General of the movement from 1995 to 2018.

Update:

The body of Islamic Jihad’s former leader, Ramadan Shallah was buried in al-Yarmouk camp in Syria upon a request from his family.

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