GAZA, (PIC)– The Hamas Movement criticized Mahmoud Abbas for forming a new government in the West Bank and described it as illegitimate and unconstitutional.
Its spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Al-Jazeera satellite channel that the government to be formed by Rami Al-Hamdallah would be illegal because it would not receive the confidence of the Palestinian legislative council.
Barhoum affirmed that such a step was a reproduction of previous unconstitutional moves that had been taken by Abbas and thwarted the national reconciliation further.
He stressed that the solution lies in the formation of a national competent government according to the Doha declaration and the Cairo agreement.
For her part, Palestinian lawmaker Mona Mansour said in a press statement to Al-Sabil newspaper that the formation of a new de facto government in the West Bank is contrary to what has been agreed upon in Cairo between Hamas and Fatah.
Mansour added that the Palestinian authority always uses the issue of the reconciliation talks with Hamas as a card to revive the peace process with the Israeli occupation.
She also ridiculed the repeated reconciliation agreements signed between the Palestinian rivals, saying that the Palestinians in the West Bank only hear about the reconciliation from the media and see no progress in this regard on the ground.