June 15, 2021

Hamas says the new Palestinian government deepens the internal division

Hamas says the new Palestinian government deepens the internal division

The Islamist movement Hamas believes that the new Palestinian government, which he swore today in the West Bank city of Ramallah before President Mahmoud Abbas, deepens the internal division between the factions and has no legitimacy.

"When Fatah unilaterally forms a government led by (Mohamed) Shtaye, it resorts to unilateralism and a monopoly of power, which expands the internal division at the expense of the interests of the Palestinian people," the Islamist group said in a statement issued in Gaza. .

He notes that "the separatist government formed by Fatah lacks legal and constitutional legitimacy and separates Gaza from the West Bank, along the lines of the so-called 'Agreement of the Century'" promoted by the president of the United States, Donald Trump, without the participation of the Palestinians. .

Shtaye, considered loyal to Abbas and his force, Fatah, who rules in the West Bank, was asked to form an Executive over a month ago, after his predecessor, Rami Hamdala, resigned, giving in to requests from reform that claimed part of the leadership of the nationalist party.

Hamdala represented a consensus cabinet formed in 2014 after a pact between Fatah and Hamas, which controls Gaza, but reconciliation was stalled and both sides have failed to close the gap that separates them since the Islamists expelled the forces from the Gaza Strip. loyal to Abás in 2007.


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