A Palestinian political source said, the visit of Egyptian Ahmad Abul Gheit and Brigadier Omar Suleiman the head of the Egyptian Intelligence, delayed their visit that was planned for Wednesday to Palestine and Israel.
It was planned that the Egyptian diplomats will meet with the Palestinian president Yasser Arafat and the Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon separately.
The source said the main reason behind the delay is the latest two busses bombing in Be’er sheva on Tuesday in which 16 Israelis were killed and over hundred were injured.
The visit was supposed to be focused on the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and to reactivate the role of the Arab world and the Quartet in the peace process especially that the Quartet is to convene in September.
Nabil Sha’ath, the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs said there is a set of Palestinian-Egyptian conditions the Quartet approved, including a full withdrawal form the Gaza Strip and to allow the PA to freely work in the crossing points and the airport and to reactivate the US back Road Map.
The source did not mention anything about rescheduling the visit.
Egypt is currently hosting the talks among the Palestinian factions to arrange for the possible Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Preparations include the take over of the security responsibility after the pullout.