The Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers have rejected returning control of the territory's sole border crossing with Egypt to Palestinian Authority.
"We have our own vision of how the crossing will be run and we will present our vision to our Egyptian brothers, Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri said.
Meanwhile, a Hamas leader urged Egypt not to abide by an existing agreement with the Israelis on the control of its border with the Gaza Strip.
Hamas calls on Egypt to hold talks over how the Rafah border crossing can be jointly run by Egyptians and Palestinians, Khalid Meshaal told the Arab daily al-Sharq al-Awsat.
"Has Israel not pulled out of Gaza? I wonder. What has it got there? I say, as long as there is a Palestinian Gaza and an Egyptian Sinai, the Rafah border crossing must be a joint Egyptian-Palestinian matter," Meshaal said.
"We should not be tied to the existing international agreement. It is time we turned this chapter as is the case with many agreements, which have proven to be unjust," the Syria-based Hamas leader said.
After the Zionist regime tightened a blockade of the Gaza Strip, hundreds of thousands of Gazans have been crossing the Rafah border into Egypt since gunmen blew up holes in the border wall last Wednesday.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit said Saturday his country would leave its border open to help ease Palestinian suffering. Egypt has invited Hamas to attend talks on the crisis resulting from Gaza's breached border.
Meshaal urged Arab countries and people to back Egypt against US and Israeli pressure for a closure of the Rafah border.
"Hamas does not want to give up responsibility. It wants to maintain power because it is an authority elected by the people," Meshaal said.
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