Hamas leaders heading for Yemen
A Hamas delegation was due to head for Yemen on Saturday to discuss proposals for Palestinian reconciliation put forward by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a Hamas spokesman said.
Saleh's initiative calls on Hamas to relinquish control of the Gaza Strip, which the militant movement seized after routing the forces of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in June 2007, reported dpa.
The delegation comprises Hamas' politburo chief Khaled Mashaal, his deputy, Moussa Abu Marzouq, and a former Hamas interior minister, Said Siam.
The team is due to travel to Yemen from Cairo after ending talks with Egyptian officials on the movement's ceasefire with Israel and the continued closure of Rafah crossing point between Egypt and Gaza.