Shin Bet head asked Abbas to scrap Palestinian elections if Hamas runs — report

PA leader said to have rebuffed Nadav Argaman’s request to call off upcoming vote if terror organization takes part

The head of the Shin Bet security agency recently urged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to scrap the upcoming elections for the Palestinian parliament if the Hamas terror group takes part, Israeli television reported Friday.

Citing a Palestinian source, the Kan public broadcaster said Nadav Argaman was rebuffed by the PA chief.

The report said the request was made in the past two weeks during a meeting in Ramallah, the PA’s seat of government

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