Tuesday June 4 2013, Dr. Ahmad Bahar, deputy head of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), stated that the newly appointed government that will be formed in the West Bank, is unconstitutional, and that any new government will remain illegitimate until approved by the Palestinian Legislative Council.In a press release, Bahar stated that the new government of Dr. Rami Hamdallah is a continuation of the government of Dr. Salaam Fayyad, and that both governments are unconstitutional, as they were never presented to the PLC for deliberation and approval.
“Any government that is not sanctioned and endorsed by the PLC is unconstitutional”, Bahar said, “Governments that are not approved by the PLC, violate the basic Palestinian law”.
The Hamas official, of the Change and Reform Bloc of the Hamas movement, further stated that the government of Hamdallah is a government that “obliterates legitimacy, and cannot be labeled as a government.”
He further stated that the current caretaker government, headed by Ismail Haniyya, in the Gaza Strip, is a government of national Unity that was democratically elected in 2006, and was approved by the vast majority of PLC members.
“This government should be allowed to perform its duties, Abbas should stop all measures that prevent the democratically elected PLC from performing its duties”, the Hamas official said, “We should act on restructuring the bases of Palestinian political system; we must unite in the face of the Zionist aggression against our people”.