Hamas, Islamic Jihad leaders meet, seek Palestinian unity

Hamas terror group leader Ismail Haniyeh meets with Islamic Jihad terror group chief Ziyad al-Nakhaleh in Doha to “discuss renewing Palestinian unity,” the groups say in a joint statement.

“The two sides agreed on the necessity of restoring Palestinian unity so as to achieve a national unified strategy based on total resistance,” the terror groups say.

Both terror organizations, which avowedly seek to destroy Israel, have fought successive wars against the Jewish state from Gaza over the last decade.

Talk of Palestinian reconciliation has come back to the forefront in recent days as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has again declared his intention to hold pan-Palestinian elections. Several previous such announcements have flopped before, however, most recently this past September.