Gaza's Hamas leaders say a European parliamentary delegation has invited them to visit Europe, the Associated Press reported.
Monday's invitation would seem to violate an EU boycott of Hamas, but the significance of the gesture is not immediately clear.
Ahmed Bahar, the acting speaker of the Hamas parliament, said the EU invited him and a delegation of the legislative council to visit the EU headquarters in Brussels in March.
He said Hamas lawmakers agreed to go.
The move seems to be mostly symbolic as Hamas leaders are unlikely to be allowed to leave the coastal territory.
Hamas overtook control of the Gaza Strip last summer after routing Fatah forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.