Hamas may nominate Haniyeh to head unity Palestinian gov't

June 14, 2011 12:14


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A senior Hamas official told pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat on Tuesday that the group plans to nominate Hamas President Ismail Haniyeh to head the new unity Palestinian government if Fatah nominates only Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to the same position.

According to the official, Hamas could not accept Fayyad as the head of the new government because he "he is in agreement with American and Israeli political positions despite the fact that it was agreed that the [Hamas-Fatah reconciliation government] would be based on a Palestinian platform without a political agenda."

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