Hamas launches 'Jerusalem Is Our Promise' list for May Palestinian legislative elections

Gaza-based Hamas has unveiled its “Jerusalem Is Our Promise” candidates list for upcoming Palestinian elections, ending speculation that a joint list would be formed with rivals Fatah which runs the West Bank. Legislative polls have been called for 22 May and a presidential vote on 31 July, the first Palestinian elections in 15 years. The move, officially initiated in January by an executive order from President Mahmoud Abbas has been viewed with intense scepticism from rivals, who view it as an attempt by the Fatah leader to save his own political skin. Hamas won a surprise victory in the 200…

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