Hamas member of parliament, Khaleel Al Hayya, stated that his movement
is willing to field its own candidate to early presidential elections
if the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, opts to such an option,
the Palestineinfo news website, affiliated with Hamas, reported.
Al Hayya added that if Abbas sees the presidential elections as the only way out of the current political impasse in Palestine, then Hamas is willing and ready to run for presidential elections.
He also warned that international and Israeli pressures practiced on the Palestinian people and government would escalate tension, and might lead to confrontations between Hamas and Fateh.
Al Hayya held Abbas responsible for the failure of national unity talks and charged that “Abbas is the one who closed the door before dialogue”.
The member of parliament urged Abbas to abide by the agreements reached on the formation of the national unity government.