Postponement of the Palestinian elections because of Jerusalem

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas resigned in announced a postponement in a televised address on Thursday Parliamentary elections To die Participation of the people in East Jerusalem is guaranteed.

Abbas said: “Given this difficult situation, we decided to postpone the appointment for die Holding parliamentary elections postpone until die Participation of Jerusalem and its people in these elections is guaranteed. “

It is noteworthy that Abbas previously refused to vote without elections on Thursday die Hold Jerusalem’s participation after Israel denied its request to participate in the city under the agreements signed between the two sides.

At the start of a meeting of the Palestinian leadership under his chairmanship in He also told Ramallah, “If Israel came and agreed after a week, we would have elections in Jerusalem carry out as we did in 2006 ”, stressing that“ so far there is no approval at all ”from Israel, elections in To hold Jerusalem.

He also stressed: “We will not go to the elections without Jerusalem” and added that he received a message from the Israeli side on Thursday that there is no Israeli government, die can decide whether to allow the Palestinians to behave Parliamentary elections In the city of Jerusalem or not.

The first in 15 years

It is noteworthy that on May 22, Abbas issued a decree for the first time in 15 years, in which parliamentary and presidential elections were called on July 31.

According to the Central Election Commission, 36 lists were made for die Parliamentary elections nominated, including die List of Hamas, die the Gaza Strip since fast Controlled for 15 years.

In addition, the Israel Foreign Ministry said this week that die Palestinian elections are an “internal Palestinian matter” die Israel does not want to “prevent”. But Israel has die poll in Jerusalem does not comment directly.

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