Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas postpones Parliamentary elections

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has postponed the Parliamentary elections next month,  

“Faced with this difficult situation, we decided to postpone the date of holding legislative elections until the participation of Jerusalem and its people in these elections is guaranteed,” Abbas said. “There will be no concession on Jerusalem and no concession on our people in Jerusalem exercising their democratic rights. 

Critics say that Abbas was apprehensive about an electoral defeat and has used the issue of East Jerusalem as a pretext. 

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