Egypt's al-Sissi Offers Hamas an Escape Hatch

The man who's likely to be Egypt's next president is trying to ensure his country's role in facilitating Palestinian reconciliation.

“I call on Hamas to rehabilitate its relations with Egypt before it loses the affection of the Egyptian people once and for all,” suggested Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi in a recent interview on Egyptian television. His words immediately led to a wave of speculation concerning the intentions of the man who is considered a shoo-in candidate for his country's presidency.