Egypt Independent

FJP president en route to Gaza

Freedom and Justice Party President Saad al-Katatny will visit Gaza Monday with a political delegation.

Katatny took a private jet Arish Airport Monday with his delegation Monday. From the airport, the delegation will travel to the Rafah border crossing to visit Gaza.

Official sources at the airport said the delegation was composed of members from the FJP, Wasat, Construction and Development, Nour and Labor parties, all of which are Islamist, as well as the representatives of about 20 other parties and authorities and independent figures.

The delegation plans to visit Gaza to provide moral and political support to the Palestinians.

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have left 87 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured, many of them children.

Edited translation from DPA