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Hamas decides to hold Palestinian elections

Hamas decides to hold Palestinian elections
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Earlier, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he had received a letter from Haniyeh about the end of the Hamas-Fatah dispute.


A senior Hamas official said that the Islamic movement had agreed to hold general elections in the Palestinian territory after the success of the polls had been assured by four countries include Egypt, Qatar, Turkey and Russia.


Earlier, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he had received a letter from Haniyeh about the end of the Hamas-Fatah conflict.


"The letter from Haniyeh to President Abbas to hold the elections was a step toward achieving the Palestinian institution's partnership and unity on three levels: legislative, presidential, and national council," al-Nono , an aide to Hamas cheive Ismail Hanya said


Al_Nono announced that the president of the Palestinian Central Elections Committee, Hana Nasser, would soon be visiting Gaza to plan and negotiate an election process.


In a televised speech on Sunday, Haniyeh said that Hamas and Fatah had put an end to their general election dispute, adding that the movement was ready to participate in legislative and presidential elections.


After Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, amid a series of Arab and international mediations, the internal political and geographical division over administrative, financial and security issues continued between the two sides.

Fatah and Hamas recently declared their decision to set aside disagreements, amid a history of strife.

 

 

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