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GAZA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A spokesman of the Islamic
Resistance Movement (Hamas) said on Saturday that Hamas would lead any coming
national coalition government.
"All the issue of commissioning portfolios would be
subject to dialogue and negotiations, but Hamas would lead the government
because of its majority in the parliament," Sami Abu Zuhri told reporters.
The aim of forming a national unity government was to
"boost the Palestinian's unity to face external challenges and break the siege
on the Palestinian people," he said.
On Aug. 17, President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime
Minister Ismail Haneya agreed on forming a coalition government to replace
incumbent Hamas-led one in a bid to overcome current economic and political
However, Haneya outlined three conditions for forming
the coalition the next day -- releasing Hamas ministers and lawmakers jailed in
Israeli prisons, ending international boycott against the Hamas government and
nominating a prime minister from Hamas.
Abu Zuhri said that the political vision of the coalition
government would be based on the Prisoners' Document of National Accordance,
which calls for a Palestinian statehood alongside Israel and keeping resistance
against Israel in the territories of what would be a future Palestinian state.
He said that all the factions and political powers
would be involved in talks over details of the coalition government.