The Palestinian National Authority is mulling whether to chance presidential and parliamentary elections slated for May 4, after they say that Hamas is failing to adhere to reconciliation commitments “If the status quo remains between Fatah and Hamas regarding the reconciliation standstill, the PNA will cancel the elections,” an official in the authority has told Gulf News.
Fatah says Hamas is enjoying the current status quo where almost half of the Palestinian budget goes to the Gaza Strip while they have no fullfilled any of their committments towards reconciliation.
“Why should Hamas do anything to achieve unity?” the source asked. He said that living conditions are far better now in the Gaza Strip than in the West Bank. “The government in the West Bank is paying salaries to employees in Gaza, and prices in Gaza are 70 per cent cheaper than in the West Bank,” he said. “This is not fair.”
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