Hamas and Islamic Jihad Meet to Coordinate Gaza Efforts

Groups, meeting in office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, discuss Israeli-Egyptian restrictions on Strip, support for reconciliation government's services, Ma'an reports.


Representatives of Hamas, which controls Gaza, and Islamic Jihad met on Monday to discuss cooperative efforts to meet the challenges facing the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported.

The representatives, meeting in the office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, discussed the restrictions placed on the territory by Israel and Egypt, Ma'an reported.

They also reviewed, among other things, ways to support the services provided by the Palestinian reconciliation government, Ma'an reported.

The Palestinian reconciliation government consists of Hamas in Gaza and the Fatah-affiliated leadership of Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.