Palestinian President Abbas says will dissolve parliament dominated by Hamas

“In a legal way, we will dissolve the Legislative Council and this will happen soon,” said Abbas. (File photo: Reuters)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that he would dissolve the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) and the Palestinian Authority’s parliament, which Hamas controls the majority of in 2006, according to Reuters.

“In a legal way, we will dissolve the Legislative Council and this will happen soon,” said Abbas.

Abbas was speaking at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah at a conference organized by the Ministry of National Economy on governance and fighting corruption.

The PLC meetings were stalled after Hamas had violently seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007.

Abbas decided as well to review a number of agreements signed with Hamas, among the Egyptian-sponsored agreement signed in October 2017, according to Xinhua.

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