Results of elections of the Political Bureau of Hamas



In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

“Do [as you will], for Allah will see your deeds, and [so, will] His Messenger and the believers”

Press Release on the result of the eternal elections of the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas”

In light of the meaning of brotherhood, responsibility and consensus, the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas”, completed all stages of the elections of its institutions inside and outside Palestine.

The General Assembly of Hamas held its regular session, both inside and outside Palestine, on Saturday 6th of May, 2017.

Ismail Haniyeh was elected as a head of the Political Bureau by members of Shura (consultation) Council assuring their support to him in assuming the responsibility to achieve the Palestinian people’s aspirations of liberation and return.

Hamas’s members elected the members of the Political Bureau namely, Mousa Abu Marzouq, Yahya Al Senwar, Saleh Al Arouri, Khalil Al-Hayya, Muhammad Nazzal, Maher Obaid, Ezzat Al –Rashq, and Fathi Hammad.

The values of Shura and democracy and the spirit of unison of the members of Hamas in Gaza, West Bank, inside the Israeli prisons, and abroad were embodied at all stages of the internal elections of Hamas.

As we, in Hamas, declare the result of the internal elections of the leadership institutions, we express our full respect and appreciation to the former leader of Hamas, Khalid Meshal, who led Hamas wisely and had a positive impact on achieving its goals and developing its Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and international role for more than 20 years.

We assure our people and nation that we shall remain loyal to the blood of the martyrs, the sacrifices of the detainees, and the suffering of the injured. We are on the path of steadfastness to our fundamental issues until regaining our rights and holy lands.

We send a message of pride and appreciation to the detainees inside the Israeli prisons who have been on a hunger strike since April 17, and who have resorted to this method to restore their legal and just rights. We are confident that that their release will become a reality in the near future.

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)

7th of May , 2017