Hamas seniors make reconciliatory gesture to rival Islamic militant group Islamic Jihad

Click here: PR News.com -Hamas seniors make reconciliatory gesture to rival Islamic militant group Islamic Jihad

The head of the Hamas government spoke Friday at a rally of thousands of supporters of the Islamic Jihad movement, trying to reduce tensions after deadly clashes this week between the two political rivals….On Friday, an Islamic Jihad rally commemorating the assassination of its founder by Israel in Malta in 1995 drew some 10,000 people, an unexpectedly large turnout for the group. The crowd gathered in a field in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, and the group’s leader in exile, Ramadan Shalah, spoke by telephone. Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas government in Gaza, and other senior Hamas figures, also attended the rally.

«We will not accept disagreement with any faction, foremost with our brothers in the Islamic Jihad,» Haniyeh told the audience. The crowd responded by chanting «Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad.
Haniyeh said leaders from both sides will work to contain tension. «Our relation with Islamic Jihad is strategic, stable and will not be shaken with a few events,» he said. Islamic Jihad is much smaller and more radical than the ruling Hamas. It doesn’t participate in elections and says only fighting Israel will lead to ending occupation. Hamas, while also a militant group, took part in elections and has reached cease-fire deals with Israel in the past.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: