Mideast: Gaza; Hamas, Islamic Jihad hold talks for unity

30 April, 19:13

(ANSAmed) - GAZA, APRIL 30 - One of Hamas political leaders has said that Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been holding talks for unity. Speaking to Anatolia news agency correspondent in Gaza Strip, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said that ''unfortunately direct peace talks between Hamas and Fatah have ceased.'' Al-Zahar said peace talks have reached the end of the road due to ''irresponsible stance'' by Fatah during talks. ''Fatah was under pressure by Israeli government, but it refrained from telling it,'' he said, adding that some circles in Fatah tried to prevent agreement. Al-Zahar said Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been holding talks for unity, stating that Hamas and Islamic Jihad had common goals. (ANSAmed).

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