“Fatah statements are a proof of the two-faced position adopted by the movement vis-à-vis national reconciliation,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement.
“Fatah’s former statements as regards reconciliation just make part of an attempt to pull the wool over Palestinians’ eyes and cover up its pro-Israel policies,” stated Abu Zurhi. He referred to Abbas’ participation in the funeral of the former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres as another proof of the party’s inherently dubious politics.
According to Abu Zuhri, Fatah’s calls to review the local elections law represents an attempt to both sidestep and hinder the electoral process.
“Such a position stems from Fatah’s absurd behavior which aims at manipulating the electoral process and altering its laws in favor of partisan interests,” Abu Zuhri noted.
Hamas reiterated its firm rebuff of Fatah’s monopolization of decision-making and attempts to stage-manage the ballot vote.