Abbas: US agreed to Hamas running in PA elections

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas stated Friday that he felt he had convinced the United States government to agree to Hamas' participation

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 22, 2005 02:05

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas stated Friday that he felt he had convinced the United States government to agree to Hamas' participation in the January elections. Abbas affirmed that in a democracy, everyone has a right to participate in elections, and that he would not demand that Hamas commit to stop violence, Israel Radio reported.


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