Gaza, ALRAY - Palestinian Islamic movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad have announced are forming a joint body to cooperate at political, syndicate and student levels.
Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar confirmed to MEMO that "this body was formed during a meeting of leaders from both movements under the title 'latest unilateral political and syndicate developments,'"
Al-Zahar said his movement held seven meetings with Islamic Jihad, noting that four leaders from each movement are to represent their movement in the new body.
Al-Zahar explaining the reason behind such a move said "Both movements have the same goals and are based on the same beliefs,"
Islamic Jihad leader Mohamed Al-Hindi said "the American-Israeli attempts to undermine the Islamic awakening in the region is enough a reason for Islamic movements to unite."