Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)officials renewed on Tuesday rejection to President Mahmoud Abbas' call on holding early presidential and legislative elections in the Palestinian territories.
Sami Abu Zuhri, the movement's spokesman in the Gaza Strip,said in a statement that "the law doesn't enable Abbas to hold early elections, and also there is no national consensus on holding the elections."
Hamas unseated its rival Fatah movement in 2006 legislative elections held in Gaza, West Bank and east Jerusalem.
It dominated the parliament and led two governments, the second was the unity one based on the power-sharing Mecca deal between Fatah and Hamas.
"Hamas leadership believes that unconditioned dialogue among Palestinian leaders is the only solution to get out of the current Palestinian impasse," said Abu Zuhri.
Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip on June 14, leaving the West Bank under the control of President Abbas and his Fatah movement. Abbas refuses to renew any dialogue with Hamas.
An earlier report published in several local news websites loyal to Fatah movement said that Hamas admitted that it made a fatal mistake when it decided to take over the Gaza Strip security headquarters.
However, Abu Zuhri denied that his movement had committed a mistake, saying "there is still a stream within Fatah movement who is interested to keep spreading such rumors to damage Hamas image."
Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2007, 15:31