Abbas says he will dissolve Palestinian parliament

Abbas says he will dissolve Palestinian parliament

Ramallah - The step would allow Abbas to further pressure Hamas.



Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he intended to dissolve the largely defunct Palestinian parliament controlled by his rivals Hamas following a court decision ordering the move.

Abbas did not say when the Ramallah-based Palestinian Constitutional Court issued the ruling that includes holding elections within six months of the Palestinian Legislative Council being dissolved.

"The issue reached the Constitutional Court which issued a verdict to dissolve the legislative council and call for legislative elections within six months, and this is what we must implement immediately," Abbas said when meeting members of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah.

The step would allow Abbas to further pressure Hamas.



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