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Mohammed Dahlan to run for Palestinian president

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Jalila Dahlan, the wife of Mohammed Dahlan, has said that her husband intends to run for president should elections be held.

KHAN YUNIS, Gaza Strip — Former Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan will run for Palestinian president if elections take place, his wife, Jalila Dahlan, told Al-Monitor in an exclusive interview.

“He will either run as an independent candidate, as a Fatah candidate or within a list,” Jalila said at her husband’s family home in Khan Yunis. Dahlan, also known as Abu Fadi, intends to return to Gaza, Jalila confirmed, but “will only return in the framework of a reconciliation agreement.”

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