Hamas rejects rare PLO congress vote, says Abbas trying to ‘gain fake legitimacy’

The Hamas terrorist group says it will not accept the outcome of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as the top leadership group convenes to elect new members to its executive committee.

In a statement, the Gaza rulers say the Palestinian Authority’s insistence on going ahead with the three-day-meeting in Ramallah was a “clear attempt by Abbas to gain a fake legitimacy through the [Palestine National Council] meeting.”

The Hamas statement went on to claim that the leadership meeting “is related to the suspicious plans prepared to target the Palestinian interests,” referring to the US peace plan.

Starting with an Abbas speech later tonight, the PLO parliament, or Palestinian National Council, will kick off four days of meetings in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Later in the week, delegates elect a new PLO Executive Committee, the top decision-making body, with 18 members.

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