European Union “disappointing” on postponement of Palestine elections

Hours after the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas die Postponement of the elections had been announced die European Union believes that die Postponement of elections, die first in 15 years, was very disappointing. “

“We repeat our request to Israel, die Conducting these elections in all Palestinian territories, including in East Jerusalem, “said Union Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, in an explanation.

Abbas announced at dawn on Friday that die Parliamentary elections scheduled for next month (May) have been postponed until they are “guaranteed” in East Jerusalem, stressing that Israel still rejects the Jerusalemites die to allow unrestricted participation in the event, die first of its kind in 15 years.

“We have decided the appointment for die Holding parliamentary elections postpone until die Participation of Jerusalem and its people is guaranteed. Hence it will neither in Regarding Jerusalem yet in Regarding the law of our people in Jerusalem to exercise its democratic right to compromise, “he added, at the end of a meeting of the Palestinian leadership under his chairmanship in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Abbas had said at the beginning of the meeting, “If Israel came and agreed after a week, we would like in 2006 elections in Jerusalem carry out “, stressing that” so far no agreement at all “is to be held by Israel elections in East Jerusalem.

Burdened with the coup

Raised on the other side die Hamas made a series of allegations against the Palestinian president, claiming he was leading a coup.

It condemned die Decision of the Palestinian leadership, saying it was a “coup against the path of partnership”.

It is noteworthy that Abbas faces major challenges in these elections. The motto of Muhammad Dahlan’s movement, one of Abba’s most prominent opponents within the Fatah movement, is “The Future,” while Nasser Al-Kidwa, the nephew of the late leader Yasser Arafat and a member of Fatah, die “Freedom List, die is supported by the captured Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti.

The Palestinian President had issued a decree in the die Holding parliamentary elections on May 22nd and die Presidential elections on July 31, die first of its kind in years. These two dates were collected as part of a reconciliation agreement between Abbas-led Fatah and Hamas, die controlled the Gaza Strip, committed.

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