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Hamas says it’s ready for Palestinian elections

Gaza’s Hamas rulers say they’re ready to hold Palestinian elections — a potentially significant step that could help end a 12-year rift with the rival Palestinian Authority.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh makes the announcement after a meeting with the head of the Palestinian Central Election Commission, Hanna Nasser.

However, there is no indication whether the meeting overcame the obstacles that have scuttled similar pledges in the past.

AP

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