Hamas: There is no going back on the elections

Hamas Movement affirmed on Tuesday that there will be no going back on the election process and the Palestinians will choose their leadership that unite them and leads the stage of national liberation.

The Movement condemned the continued “terrorism” of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people and its leaders.

It called on the international institutions and the world community to impose a comprehensive boycott on Israel for its “state terrorism” and attempts to impose its control on the will of the Palestinian people through arrest and intimidation.

Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided on Tuesday the house of the prisoner Sheikh Shaker Amara, one of Hamas’s leaders, in Aqbat Jaber refugee camp in Jericho.

Local sources reported that IOF stormed Amara’s house, searched it and tampered with its contents. Amara is held in administrative detention in the Israeli prisons since May 2020.

Clashes erupted in the refugee camp and the Palestinian youths threw Molotov cocktails at the IOF soldiers near the entrance to the camp, according to the sources. 

Amara is one of Hamas’s leaders in Jericho city and he is a former prisoner who was arrested more than 13 times by the occupation. He was held in administrative detention during all his arrest period.

Hamas nominated the leader Amara on its electoral list, “Jerusalem unites us” for the 2021 Palestinian Legislative Council elections.