Posted by: Lister | June 15, 2007

Abbas sacks Hamas-led government

After Hamas’ victory in Gaza, the unity government is no more. Hamas say the decision is hasty and that they will continue to work for unity. From the BBC:

More than 100 people have died on the streets of Gaza during a week of factional battles between Fatah and Hamas.

After dismissing the government, Mr Abbas will now rule by presidential decree until the conditions are right for elections, a senior aide announced.

[…] The crisis has now prompted the European Commission to suspend humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

So when will conditions for elections be right? Probably when Hamas has no chance of winning them again. Democracy in action.

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