A Fatah leader in Gaza harshly criticized Hamas for objecting the court ruling to throw out the results of some Gaza local councils due to voting irregularities.

Ahmad Heles, a prominent Gaza Strip Fatah leader, described Hamas’s decision as very dangerous and undemocratic, warning that it could spark a cycle of violence.

"Appealing to courts is an integral part of the democratic process, if that is dismissed, then how would we resolve differences? Through violence, is this what Dr. Zahar wants?" Heles said.

Heles called Hamas’s leadership to reconsider its stand and respect the court ruling, saying "now people know who faked votes and used illegal means, they know who is the real corrupt among Palestinians"