Islamic National Union
ISLAMIC NATIONAL UNION
Palestinian Islamic movement (al-Ittihad al-Watani al-Islami, in Arabic), created in February 1996 by Khadr ʿAttiya Muhjaz, a dissident of the Islamic National Way Movement. This party united former members or sympathizers of HAMAS, opposed to the utilization of violence. Its founder, Muhjaz, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was a poet and preacher much appreciated in the Gaza Strip.