Fayyad: Hamas losing support in Gaza Strip, West Bank

Hamas has been avoiding elections because it is pessimistic about their outcome, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said in an interview with The Washinton Post published Friday.
"It is a well-known fact borne out by various opinion polls that there has been a steady erosion in Hamas’s standing, both in the West Bank and Gaza," Fayyad said. "I believe that is why they have been dodging elections."
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