Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets Canada's Governor General David Johnston in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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The legislative council has not convened fully since the 2007 civil war that ended with Hamas taking control of the Gaza Strip when they ousted forces loyal to Abbas from the coastal enclave.Dahlan made no immediate comment but Majed Abu Shammala, a Fatah official close to him said the court's decision reflected the political will of Abbas and not the law.The ruling means that Abbas could also stop Hamas's Aziz Dweik, the speaker of the legislative council, from becoming caretaker president should Abbas die in office or resign.
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