Friday, April 30, 2021

Palestine’s Abbas announces election delay as voting can’t go ahead in East Jerusalem - TASS

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced on Friday that the Palestinian general elections will be postponed until it is guaranteed that East Jerusalem residents can take part in them, he declared the decision following a meeting with Palestinian factions in Ramallah, Sky News Arabia reports.

"The elections should cover all Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem. Therefore, they are delayed until voting can be guaranteed there," he said.

 "Meetings aimed at ending the [inter-Palestinian] split will continue, we will work on forming a government of national unity which will adhere to all international decisions."

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