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Islamic Jihad leaders to discuss role in unity govt

April 30, 2014 4:53 P.M. (Updated: May 3, 2014 11:37 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three senior Islamic Jihad leaders traveled from Gaza to Egypt via Rafah crossing on Wednesday, sources within the faction told Ma'an.

Islamic Jihad sources said that Muhammad al-Hindi, Nafith Azzama, and Khaled al-Batsh traveled through Egypt to convene with other faction leaders for meetings on the recent Hamas-PLO reconciliation deal.

The leaders will consider the ways Islamic Jihad could be involved in the unity government, which is due to be set into place within four weeks, the sources said.

It is the first time the leaders have been allowed into Egypt since the military ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July.

Hamas and the PLO signed a deal to end over seven years of political division last Wednesday.
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