Senior leader of Hamas Khalil Hayyeh said the Islamic Resistance Movement maintains good relations with Iran, hoping that the Islamic Republic would continue its support given to the Palestinian resistance.

Speaking of the Egypt-Gaza relations, Hayyeh demanded the Egyptian authorities to open the Rafah border crossing permanently and unconditionally. “We hope that the Egyptians would alleviate the pressure imposed on Gaza, taking into consideration the security status in Sinai,” said Hayyeh.

As for the UNRWA financial cuts, Hayyeh said these measures are dangerous, fearing that the situation may go out of control in the Gaza Strip. He criticized the silence of the PA and the PLO over the UNRWA moves.