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Hamas registers its electoral list for parliamentary election

The list was named “Jerusalem is Our Goal” said Abdel-Latif Al-Qanou, Hamas' spokesman

Hamas yesterday registered its electoral list for parliamentary election at the Central Elections Commission's office in Gaza.

Speaking to the media, the movement's spokesman Abdel-Latif Al-Qanou announced the list was named "Jerusalem is Our Goal".

Al-Qanou also said that member of Hamas' Political Bureau Khalil Al-Hayya is heading the list, which consists of 132 candidates – the number of the seats in the Palestinian parliament, and it includes candidates from Gaza, the West Bank, Jerusalem, and those being held in Israeli prisons.

Hamas said it includes a large number of women and members of all backgrounds including academics, journalists, and economists.

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The list included several prominent figures such Nizar Awadallah from Gaza, Mohammed Abu Tair from Jerusalem, Lama Khater from Hebron, and Nael Al-Barghouti, the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails.

Hamas won an overwhelming majority in the last Palestinian parliamentary election held in 2006.

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