Report: Hamas runs in W. Bank university student elections

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 22, 2012 15:49

Hamas announced on Thursday that it will participate in university elections in the West Bank for the first time in years, Israel Radio reported.

The announcement indicated that Hamas's student affiliated group would compete in elections in Beir Zeit University near Ramallah next month.

In the aftermath of Hamas' 2007 takeover of Gaza, Fatah had prevented Hamas from running in elections. Hamas had also been concerned that Fatah would arrest any candidates it put forward. 


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