Will the move further entrench the split between
Fatah and Hamas? [REUTERS]
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has said he will call for early parliamentary and presidential elections as a response to Hamas's take-over of Gaza last month.

He said he has no precise timetable for the elections.

In a fiery speech in Ramallah on Wednesday, he said he will not wait for approval from Hamas leaders.

So, what does that mean?

Will this move further entrench the split between Fatah and Hamas?

Will it radicalise Hamas and its supporters further?

Is his outside support enough to enable Abbas to go ahead with his plan?

Find out on Inside Story.  

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