Hamas And Islamic Jihad Discuss Calm In Egypt

Senior representatives of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad met in Egypt with officials in order to discuss implementation of a truce, or at least, a period of calm in order to restore some semblance of tranquility for all involved in the current Gaza crisis. Ahmed Youssef, adviser to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, said his organization is also prepared to work with the Yemenite “initiative which aims to resolve the rilvary between Hamas and Fatah.” He emphasized that Hamas is trying to maintain contacts with European representatives from Britain, Sweden, and France who are trusted to be fair.

Russia is attempting to use a conference on the Middle East which is being held in Moscow to further efforts at compromise. Russan Foreign Ministe Sergey Lavrov urged Israel to end the Gaza blockade and restore normalcy to the area. He also indicated his government wants an end to violence on the part of Hamas as well as an end to further construction on the West Bank.

A period of calm is despertately needed in order to give everyone a breathing space to digest what has happened and what are the potential directions for all parties if there is to be a more permanent peace in the region.

  • Anonymous

    what u mean jihad?..killing on each other?..israel and united states of america is both terrorist state..their mission is to destroy islam,looks what has happened on iraq,palestin,afghanistan,i dont understand why does arab ppl not unite for this matters..soon iran will get the same,and when does islam ppl ever realise?..until kaabah being destroy by them?.. Are islam ppl soo stupid?..or all are convince they are islam but just from their mouth..not heart..and still want to get help from terrorist country (us and israel) to help.. read Quran..theres many sign and warn has been give to muslim ppl..soo..its a shame for arab ppl..not unite..are arab muslim ppl became jahilliyyah again??..