According to the London-based al-Hayat newspaper, a senior Hamas element said that as far as the Islamist group is concerned, Haniyeh will head the new Palestinian government. Fatah and Hamas representatives are slated to meet Tuesday and discuss the makeup of the new government.
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Hamas official Dr. Salah Bardawil said Sunday that the movement will oppose such a move by Fatah: "We will not hand over the unity government to Fayyad, who has driven the West Bank into debt," he said.
Elior Levy is Ynet's Palestinian affairs correspondent
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