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Gov’t should fairly deal with its people: Hamas
Gov’t should fairly deal with its people: Hamas
Moussa Abu Marzouk, senior member of Hamas' political bureau
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Gaza, ALRAY-   Moussa Abu Marzouk, senior member of Hamas' political bureau, called on the new Palestinian unity government to fairly deal with its people.

Abu Marzouk Thursday said on his Facebook page that the government has a duty of accomplishing the community reconciliation and unifying the institutions, not entrenching the divide between the Palestinians.

Clashes broke out in Gaza Wednesday night as some of former Ramallah government's civil servants attempted to take their salaries from banks. Police immediately intervened to protect civilians and the banks, and restored order.

Abu Marzouk stressed that the new consensus  government has replaced the former governments of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

"In the past, we warned of action that could repeat what happened in the division era. All people should be dealt fairly with no discrimination.” He confirmed.

Under terms of a deal signed on April 23, the main Palestinian rivals, Fatah and Hamas, agreed to establish a unity cabinet of 17 independent ministers that would organize long-delayed elections.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government on last Monday after overcoming a last-minute dispute with Hamas over cancelling or retaining the detainees' ministery in the lineup of the consensus government.

Ministers in the new administration took the oath of office in a televised ceremony in Ramallah, the Palestinian seat of government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Three ministers from the Gaza Strip were denied entry to the West Bank via Israel.