State of Palestine: Haniyeh calls for 'immediate' elections in light of 'March of Return'

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for elections on all levels of Palestinian leadership as he rendered the current council devoid of legitimacy and unrepresentative of Palestinians' needs and wants in a press conference in Shati refugee camp, in northern Gaza Strip on Monday. Haniyeh also highlighted the importance of 'March of Return' in the liberation of Palestinians as he undermined the US... Еще President Donald Trump in his attempts to broker an alleged peace talk between Israel and Palestine. «The strategic priority now is the fall of the Trump's deal and preventing its implementation and stopping the security partnership with the occupation,» Haniyeh said speaking of Trump's decision in December 2017 to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Haniyeh also outlined some of the more important goals in Hamas' agenda mentioning, «Releasing the hands of our people in the West Bank, get involved in the popular resistance and to confront the occupation,» among others. The six-week long 'March of Return' will continue until May 15, the 'Nakba' (Catastrophe), which marks the expulsion and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Protesters are demanding a right of return to land which is now claimed by Israel.

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