Abbas’ recent decrees aimed to control Palestinian political system

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The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said on Friday that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent decrees came as part of his attempts to further dominate all fields of public life.

On his Twitter account, Hamas Spokesperson Hazem Qasem pointed out that these decrees are intended to tighten the PA’s grip on the Palestinian political system. 

“Issuing these decrees without consulting all Palestinian segments and ahead of holding the first stage of the general elections is considered as a bid to avert the election results,” Qasim added.

Abbas’ move has provoked public backlash as it came while arrangements were being made to hold the Palestinian parliamentary elections.