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Hamas to Reveal new Movement's charter

last update : 03/05/2017 - 02:05 AM ( Since 3 months )

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Gaza,(Alresalah.ps)-- The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas says it will reveal its new charter Monday evening and  name a new leader over the coming days.

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Sunday that the results of internal elections will be announced "in the coming days."

The French news agency AFP also cited a Hamas official as saying that the new leadership will be announced before May 15.

The official said Haniyeh was expected to be assigned to the movement’s leadership. If appointed to the post, he will be replacing two-time Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

Haniyeh became the Palestinian prime minister in Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, which witnessed a landslide victory for Hamas.

Since then, the West has been refusing to deal with Hamas due to its refusal to recognize Israel.

President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas forced Haniyeh out of office in 2007 amid differences between Hamas and rival Fatah movement, after which the movement established its rule in the Gaza Strip.

Amended charter

On Monday, Hamas was expected to announce supplementing its charter, which will reportedly reaffirm the movement's refusal to recognize Israel. Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Zahar said it would also restate Hamas’ commitment to resistance.

The movement is a leading force in the fight against Israel, which has waged three wars against the territory since 2007, killing thousands of Palestinians.

The last war began in early July 2014 and ended on August 26 the same year. It killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians and wounded over 11,100 others.

“The resistance remains and we will fight [Israel] with all our might,” Zahar said.

Israel has also assassinated many Hamas figures, including the group’s leaders, officials and activists.

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