The Land Of First Human Rights Charter

  • "I have no religion, but if I were to choose one, it would be that of Shariati's." Jean-Paul Sartre ---------------------------------- My Lord, grant me success in struggling during failure, in having patience in disappointment, in going alone, in Jihad without weapons, in working without pay, in making sacrifice in silence, in having religious belief in the world, in having ideology without popular traditions, in having faith (Iman) without pretensions, non-conformity without immaturity, beauty without physical appearance, loneliness in the crowd, and loving without the beloved knowing about it. ----------------------------------
  • HAJJ: Reflection on Its Rituals, by Ali Shariati
  • photos: Farshad Palideh & Ehsan Mohammadi
  • January 2009
    M T W T F S S
    « Dec   Mar »

Hamas: Abbas no longer president

Posted by Parsin on January 10, 2009

Mahmoud Abbas (L) meets Israels Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert

Mahmoud Abbas (L) meets Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert

Hamas says that after Friday it will not recognize Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian president, but says its top priority is the Gaza situation.

Maan news reported that a senior official in Hamas’ political wing, Musa Abu Marzouq, said in an interview with Sawt al-Aqsa radio in Gaza, that Abbas’ rule will no longer be legal under Palestinian law.

“The president’s term ends today (Friday). (Because) we are living under exceptional circumstances, Hamas should set up other priorities, it has to put all internal differences aside to confront the offensive.”

Abbas and the Palestinian Authority have not yet commented on the issue.

The Israeli offensive in Gaza has overshadowed the internal strife between Hamas and Fatah, but tensions remain.

Hamas won parliamentary elections in 2006 but Abbas then fired Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s unity government after Hamas seized power in the Gaza Strip in June 2007. Hamas won the election, with 74 seats to the ruling-Fatah’s 45, providing Hamas with the majority of the 132 available seats.

Until now, Hamas has recognized Abbas as the elected president while disputing the legitimacy of an emergency government the president appointed in 2007 instead of the unity government.

In mid 2008, Abbas’ government unilaterally declared that the president’s term would be extended beyond its formal end-date of 9 January. Hamas has rejected this move, citing the Palestinian Basic Law.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: