Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hamas leader casts doubt on the May "unity" elections

Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar has stated that he is not sure whether the scheduled May 2012 elections between Fatah and Hamas will take place.

He notes that none of the "unity" agreements with Fatah have worked out - even the political detainees have not yet been released. He emphasizes that there is a lot of preparation necessary before elections: they need an Elections Committee and security arrangements and other actions before any elections can be held, and nothing is being done.

Already there had been indications that the "technocrat" unity government will never be formed.

I noted that "unity" was a sham back last May when it was first announced. How long will it take for the Palestinian Arabs to realize that they've been screwed yet again by their so-called leaders?