Ismail Haniyeh traveled early Sunday and met with the director of the Egyptian intelligence services Abbas Kamel to discuss the protests known as the “Great Return March,” Hamas official Khalil Al-Hayya said.
He said they considered the meeting a “good one that comes within the framework of mobilizing Arab and Islamic support.”
Arab media have speculated that Egypt, one of only two Arab countries to have a peace treaty with Israel, could ease border restrictions with Gaza and offer economic relief in exchange for protesters not trying to breach the fence.
Fifty-four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since mass protests broke out along the border on March 30.
No Israelis have been injured.
Trump will not attend the embassy opening Monday, but his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner will.
Haniya returned to Gaza late Sunday ahead of the protests.