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On Tuesday, Suhail al-Hindi, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, said that the best way for Hamas to compete in the general election of the Palestinian Authority is through a joint national list of all the Palestinian Arab organizations.
In an interview with Felesteen, a Hamas affiliate, Hindi said that the joint list platform should be based on simple Palestinian values and agreement on the national enterprise.
If an agreement on a joint list could not be achieved, he said, Hamas would have other ways to participate in the general election.
He noticed in this sense that the Hamas movement had already begun to prepare for the general election by setting up regional election commissions. He added that he claims that the “resistance” is backed by the Palestinian people and this will be expressed in the results of the election.
Notwithstanding the outcome of the election, Hindi said, Hamas will call on all political elements to take part in the national government.
Hindi also referred to a letter sent to the US administration by Hussein Al-Sheikh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, claiming that Hamas had committed to a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders and to a peaceful resistance movement.
Hindi pointed out that the political platform of Hamas, which was launched in 2017, states that the Hamas movement supports a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 boundaries, but without abandoning any of the “historic Palestinian lands,” and that it favors widespread, popular and armed resistance.