Hamas Islamic Resistance

We are ready for inclusive elections, says Hamas chief

29 October, 19

Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh restated the movement’s commitment and willingness to stand for inclusive elections, including presidential, legislative, and Palestinian National Council elections.

In a press conference held after his meeting with a delegation from the Central Election Commission, Haniyeh stressed that Hamas would respect the vote result in case the election is held transparently and fairly.

Citing an official message from Hamas along with Palestinian factions carried by head of the Central Election Commission Hanna Nasser, Haniyeh said that his movement alongside all Palestinian factions is ready to hold elections and go to the polls.

Haniyeh added that he had discussed with Nasser many issues related to the transparency and integrity of the elections and how to restructure the Palestinian House.

The national position expressed by the Palestinian factions was positive and responsible, Haniyeh continued addressing the Palestinian people.  

The Hamas chief highlighted the importance to restructure the Palestinian political system and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, stressing that Hamas is determined to achieve national unity and is willing to show flexibility to accomplish such goal.

Haniyeh expressed the movement’s appreciation and respect for the Central Election Committee for its good performance and ability to organise previous and upcoming elections.