Ahmad Abu Amer

Palestinian women show their inked fingers after voting in the Palestinian legislative election at a UN school that is being used as a polling station, Gaza City, Gaza, Jan. 25, 2006.  (photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)

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Will Hamas boycott upcoming local elections?

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Ahmad Abu Amer, Contributor

On Feb. 15, Hamas submitted to the Central Election Commission its three conditions for participating in Palestinian local elections rescheduled for May 13.

Hamas decries Abbas overreach in setting local elections for spring

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 | Ahmad Abu Amer, Contributor

Hamas is digging its heels in over an amendment to the elections law that creates a new judicial body for electoral matters by refusing to participate in local Palestinian elections this spring.

Hamas leader: Gaza won't harbor individuals who 'aim to harm Egypt'

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 | Ahmad Abu Amer, Contributor

Deputy head of Hamas’ political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk told Al-Monitor that Hamas does "not interfere in Egypt's security affairs" and said some countries had contacted the movement to discuss a prisoner swap deal with Israel.

Will debt and poor financial prospects close Gaza's Al-Azhar Institute?

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | Ahmad Abu Amer, Contributor

Al-Azhar's administration is calling for funds in the face of declining enrollment and rising debt.

Gaza reels as power crisis continues to leave its population in darkness

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 | Ahmad Abu Amer, Contributor

The power crisis and its roots in the Gaza Strip have stirred a heated debate involving mutual accusations between the PA and Hamas, while Palestinians take to the streets to protest the growing problem.

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Ahmad Abu Amer is a Palestinian writer and journalist who has worked for a number of local and international media outlets. He is co-author of a book on the Gaza blockade for the Turkish Anadolu Agency. He holds a master’s degree from the Islamic University of Gaza.

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