Palestinian killed as Hamas calls to stop ”blatant interferences” in election process

Published January 7th, 2006 - 08:11 GMT

A Palestinian gunman died Saturday during firefight between gunmen and Palestinian police, sources at the town's hospital reported. According to the AP, the gunmen were demanding to receive governmental posts.


Meanwhile, Hamas called Saturday on the Palestinian government and interior ministry to stop what it called "blatant interferences" in the affairs of the Central Elections Commission (CEC).


According to RNA, Hamas rejected the recent amendment to the Palestinian elections law, which will allow the early voting of security personnel inside their security stations and barracks.


Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas' spokesman, told reporters in a press statement that these procedures "contradict CEC's standpoint that refuses such interference. It also contradicts the presidential decree that was approved by President Abbas, that security personnel voting takes place in civilian centers, not security ones."


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