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Abbas threatens early poll over Hamas impasse

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to hold early elections to end a political impasse with Hamas, but left the door open to reaching a compromise with the Islamic militant group. Mr Abbas announced his decision at a meeting of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s powerful executive committee and plans to deliver a formal nationwide speech next week, participants said. “At the end of the speech, he is going to announce that he will resort to early presidential and legislative elections but will keep the door open” for forming a unity government with Hamas, said committee member Khalida Jarar. Full Story

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