Hamas chief urges unified Palestinian leadership of violence

Meshaal urged other organisations to join “an operational leadership of the intifada… to put in place an agreed strategy for common struggle covering all options.”

Khaled Meshaal_exiled leader of HamasGaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on all Palestinian groups Wednesday to form a unified leadership of the current wave of violence against Israel, which he called an intifada, or uprising.

Speaking by video-link from Qatar, the head of the Islamist group urged other organisations to join “an operational leadership of the intifada… to put in place an agreed strategy for common struggle covering all options.”

Neither Israeli or Palestinian leaders are calling the current wave of violence an intifada, but there are concerns on both sides that it could escalate into one.

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