A Lebanese newspaper affiliated with the Hezbollah terrorist organization reports Hamas and the Islamic Jihad terror groups, both centered in Gaza, are not interested in holding elections based on the dictates of the PLO & Fatah leader, Mahmoud Abbas.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Gaza factions rejected a new document proposed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas regarding elections, due to conditions which they found unacceptable.
According to the Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper, which is affiliated with the Hezbollah terror group, the document calls for elections to the “legislative” council to be held prior to the elections for the position of chairman and prior to a meeting between the various factions. It also sets dates for the above elections.
The report said that the Gazan Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups are not interested in holding elections according to the 2007 agreements, which include conditions for participation in the elections.
Among the 2007 conditions is recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and its agreements, including the Oslo Accords, and recognition of the PLO as the only legitimate representative [of the ‘Palestinian people’ – watch video below]. According to the Gaza terror groups, this condition aims to exclude many factions, especially Hamas and Islamic Jihad, who oppose the PLO’s decision and Fatah’s dominance.
The sources also told Al Akhbar that the terror organization “sent a positive message to Abbas regarding his desire to hold new elections” but stating that Abbas “should rethink his conditions, since they include things which were not agreed upon with the others.”
Earlier this week, Hamas claimed that an agreement had been reached with the PA regarding the new elections.
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Mahmoud Abbas is the Chairman of the Palestinian National Authority (PA). He has been the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) since 11 November 2004, and PA President since he was elected to a FOUR YEAR TERM on January 15, 2005.
Mahmoud Abbas is a kleptocratic autocrat whose ability to exclusively control all international funding, governmental, public or private, including taxes accumulated domestically stems from his PLO, Fatah & PA positions of power.
Abbas’ personal wealth, the wealth of his children, his clan and to those of his inner political circle, whose loyalty has kept him in power for well over a decade after his term expired, is based on status quo. This is why Abbas will never pave the way for open, honest elections….or peace with Israel.
Abbas will never kill the ‘Golden Goose.’
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