Tuesday 02 March 2021
News ID: 86846
Publish Date: 23 January 2021 - 21:50
GAZA STRIP (Anadolu) – The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas is planning to hold its internal elections at the same time as preparing for national elections, informed sources say.
The sources told Anadolu Agency that the Hamas Shura Council turned down a proposal for delaying the internal elections for several months in order to prepare for the national elections.
Last Friday, Palestinian Authority (PA), Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas issued a presidential decree ordering the Elections Committee to hold the parliamentarian elections on 22 May, presidential elections on 31 July and the Palestinian National Council on 31 August.
An informed source said that Hamas had already started its preparations for the internal elections, noting that they are expected to be completed by 25 February.
Other sources said that Hamas prisoners inside the Zionist regime’s jails have already completed their elections. The source did not reveal names because this remains confidential until the end of the elections in Gaza, West Bank and abroad.
The Palestinian factions are holding a joint meeting in Cairo on 5 February to discuss a mechanism that will guarantee the success of the elections.

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