Hamas set to boycott Gaza re-elections
Hamas on Tuesday stated they would boycott a re-run of several Palestinian town elections, adding fuel to tension with President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party over the annulment of Islamist victories in the polls.
A day earlier, Hamas announced that it had not made its final decision in regards to taking part in re-elections in some voting stations in Gaza Strip.
A statement issued by the movement said, "a decision will be made in light of the results of the meeting between Hamas and Fatah movement."
Last week, Egyptian mediation failed to resolve the row between Hamas and Fatah over the May 5 election outcome in Gaza. According to reports, the expected re-run is due Wednesday in the town of Rafah, al-Buraij camp and Bait Lahiya village.
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