Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gives an address after the gunmen attack in Minya, accompanied by leaders of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the Supreme Council for Police (unseen), at the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2017 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX37T68

Egypt offers Gaza electricity in exchange for intelligence 

Egypt has reportedly offered to supply the Gaza Strip with electricity in order to ease the deteriorating crisis. In exchange, Egypt has demanded of Hamas to extradite suspected terrorists and to provide information about the organization’s smuggling tunnels that it operates in the border area. According to the London-based Asharq al-Awsat daily, it is the course of a recent visit by Hamas’s leader Yahya Sinwar, Cairo presented him with a proposal that would also ease restrictions on the activity of Gaza’s border crossing with Egypt and would provide additional humanitarian aid to the Hamas-run territory. That said, Cairo insists that the condition for providing the Palestinian enclave with the easing of restrictions would only be made possible if Hamas would meet their security-related demands.