Palestinian PM: Early elections will lead to chaos

December 10, 2006 14:55


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh warned on Sunday that early elections would lead to chaos, saying his Hamas-led government opposes "political tyranny." Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, of Hamas' rival party Fatah, has threatened to call early elections if deadlocked negotiations with Hamas over the formation of a national unity government are not revived. Haniyeh, whose Hamas Islamist group took control of the Palestinian government after an election victory earlier this year, made his comments during a farewell ceremony at the end of his four-day visit to Tehran, according to Iran's state-run news agency, IRNA. "One should not violate the affairs of the Palestinian nation with various plans," IRNA quoted Haniyeh as saying. "Since the beginning of taking office, we have felt that some bodies have been daggering us from the back."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

March 26, 2019
Yemeni protesters blame Israel for ongoing civil war in a pro-Houti rally