Abu Marzouk: The unity government’s term ends early next month


Member of Hamas’s political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said that the Palestinian unity government’s term of office would expire on the second of next December and stressed the need for forming a strong national government instead of the current one.

“The consensus government’s term of office is six months ending on the second of next December, and most of the political forces and factions demand a transition to a strong national unity government and there are lots of reasons justifying this position,” Abu Marzouk stated on Wednesday.

He asserted that the failure of the current government to assume its responsibilities in the Gaza Strip is attributed to the absence of a political will on the part of the Palestinian Authority leadership to move the national reconciliation forward.

“We have demanded, more than anyone, the government to assume its responsibilities in Gaza, and the problem is not coming from Hamas, it lies in the absence of a political decision to move ahead with the reconciliation.”

“Every time we talked with premier Rami Hamdallah and his ministers about this issue, they said it needed a political decision by Abu Mazen,” the Hamas official added.

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