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Azzam: We will activate crisis unit to monitor Israeli violations

July 25, 2008 1:43 P.M. (Updated: July 25, 2008 1:43 P.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - Sheikh Nafeth Azzam, the leader of Islamic Jihad, added his voice on Friday to those supporting the creation of a crisis unit which would monitor Israeli violations of the Israeli-Gaza truce, now in its sixth week.

In an interview with Ma'an Azzam said he held a meeting with Sa'id Seyam, interior minister in the de facto government; Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders as well as representatives from the Popular and Democratic fronts in the Gaza Strip.

During the meetings the representatives discussed the truce and Israeli violations as well as the need to establish a crisis unit. Azzam also said the men were frank in addressing of the issue of internal Palestinian relations and the national dialogue between Fatah and Hamas.

There has been talk of setting up a crisis unit since the start of the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Leaders of most political factions in the area are calling for action on the issue. Azzam asserted that the crisis unit would be established as soon as possible.

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