Hamas has decided to postpone the delivery of its positive written response about Palestinian elections to Hanna Nasser, head of the Central Elections Commission, in protest at the crime committed by Palestinian Authority against the sit-in of freed prisoners in central Ramallah, Salah al-Bardawil, member of Hamas Political Bureau, said Tuesday.
Speaking at a press conference, al-Bardawil added that Israeli occupation had perpetrated a crime against Sami Abu Dayyak by denying the Palestinian cancer-stricken detainee access to medical treatment.
Abu Dayyak’s death has coincided with the forceful dispersal of the sit-in held by freed Palestinian prisoners in central Ramallah, al-Baradawil continued.
Al-Bardawil pointed out that such move “completely contradicts the freedom of expression and is a violation of public freedoms,” which is the bedrock of any election.
The Hamas official reiterated the necessity to provide the requirements of a fair election process, above all public freedoms.
Al-Baradawil noted that Hamas had welcomed general elections “as a crucial step on the path of restoring unity and ending division on the basis of partnership” amid the current challenges posed to the Palestinian cause, stressing that his movement had cleared all hurdles facing the election process and created positive atmosphere for elections.