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Livni Wins Kadima Internal Elections, Hamas Says Both Rivals Agree on Killing Palestinians

TV stations reported preliminary results showing that the Israeli occupation government foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, won her party internal election against her rival Shaul Mofaz.

As a result, she is expected to replace prime minister Ehud Olmert.

Exit polls see big win for Israeli FM Livni 2008-09-18 04:34:20  

    JERUSALEM, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) --

Israeli occupation government foreign minister Tzipi Livni is found by three exit polls to be the winner of the primary of the ruling Kadima party on Wednesday.

    Livni gains 47 percent of the votes, and her main rival, Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz secures 37 percent, according to an exit poll conducted by local TV Channel 1 and released shortly after the polls closed at 10:30 p.m. (1930 GMT).

    Another survey, conducted by Channel 2, put the two figures at 48 percent and 37 percent, and the third, by Channel 10, showed Livni will beat Mofaz by 49 percent to 37 percent.

    Over half of the some 74,000 eligible voters cast their ballots at the over 110 polling stations across the Jewish states in the primary, Kadima's first in its three-year-long history.

    If official results find Livni win with over 40 percent of the votes, she will become Kadima's third and first woman leader following its founder, former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and sitting Premier Ehud Olmert.     

Editor: Mu Xuequan

Hamas: No difference between Livni and Mofaz, both agree on killing Palestinians

[ 17/09/2008 - 08:06 PM ]


The Hamas Movement stated that there is no difference between Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and transport minister Shaul Mofaz who compete for the presidency of Kadima party, highlighting that all Zionists agree on killing and displacing the Palestinian people, and sustaining their "Jewish state".

Commenting on the election of Kadima party leader that is taking place Wednesday, Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman, underlined that there are parameters agreed upon by all forces of criminality in Israel, which are, sustaining the racist Jewish state, destroying the Palestinian people, seizing their land and making them live in bantustans as was the case during the apartheid system in South Africa.

Barhoum said that over long years, "the Israeli governments have been testing on us all their destructive and terrorist programs and we are still suffering from the repercussions".

The spokesman expressed his dismay and regret that PA chief Mahmoud Abbas supports Livni in this election, saying that the PA every time bets on a new Israeli premier and until this moment it has not comprehended that all of them agree against the Palestinian people.

In reply to a question about how Hamas sees the Kadima party and the government without Olmert, the spokesman said that with or without Olmert, there are Zionist extremist notions within Kadima and will be inherited by the next generations.


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