It added that it had decided to make the announcement in response to Egyptian efforts to achieve reconciliation and end the internal Palestinian division.
In power in Gaza strip since 2007, Hamas says it is ready, in a news release issued Sunday, 17 September, to discuss formation of a government of reconciliation with its rival Fatah, and to hold general elections.
"Hamas's step is a positive indication if they really dissolved the administrative committee and showed its willingness to hand over control to the unity government", Mahmoud al-Aloul, Abbas's deputy in the Fatah party that governs the West Bank, said on Voice of Palestine radio.
Attempts by the groups to form a unity government in Gaza and the West Bank since then have failed.
The announcement followed indirect negotiations between Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas in Cairo.
In March, Abbas stepped up pressure on Hamas after it formed the contentious committee that runs Gaza.
Deadly clashes between Fatah and Hamas erupted in Gaza in June 2007, after which Hamas set up a rival government, leaving Fatah and the Palestinian Authority running parts of the West Bank not under Israeli control.
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, including Hamas, have fought three wars since 2008.
Punishing measures included reducing electricity payments for the Gaza strip and cutting salaries for civil servants there.
Representatives for Abbas, who is in NY ahead of the UN General Assembly this week, could not be reached for comment, nor could Fatah representatives presently in Egypt, which has been hosting talks with Hamas.
The statement added that this comes in order to achieve the hope of the Palestinian people, to achieve national unity, and indicated Hamas' for the general elections. This means that electricity has often been provided for less than four hours a day, and never more than six.
Israel's increasing restrictions on exit permits for Gaza residents, an escalating sewage crisis that is contaminating the strip's beaches, and high levels of unemployment, are all contributing to a mounting sense of exhaustion in the strip.