Thursday, August 3, Hamas Politburo member Salah al-Bardawil announced that the leadership of the terrorist groups in the Gaza strip is ready to disband the Administrative Committee, if Ramallah to lift sanctions against the Palestinian coastal enclave, imposed in recent months. This was reported by the Palestinian news Agency Maan.
The administrative Committee was formed by Hamas in early 2017 in response to the crisis in relations with Ramallah. The government of Mahmoud Abbas accused Hamas of trying to create «shadow, independent of the Ramallah government,» and went on a number of economic measures against Hamas. In early July, the Ramallah refused to pay for the supply of Israeli electricity and fuel sector, which was the cause of the energy crisis in Gaza.
It reduced the funding of medical institutions in Gaza, as well as the issuance of permits for medical care outside of the enclave. Was also reduced the salaries of civil servants sector.
The discontent of the inhabitants of Gaza grew. Hamas has accused the Ramallah in an attempt to provoke riots in the enclave, which could lead to a change of government.
1 Aug Mahmoud Abbas received in Ramallah a Hamas delegation headed by Nasser al-Shaer. The Palestinian news Agency Wafa said that the two leaders discussed the overall situation in the region, strengthening national unity, and restore overall management in Palestine.
Salah al-Bardwil said August 3 that after the dissolution of the Administrative Committee, the duties of which were performed by members of the Committee will go to Ramallah. He also urged to start preparing for presidential and parliamentary elections. A member of the Politburo assured that Hamas remains committed to the interests of the Palestinian people and refuses from its past commitments.