Hamas threat to Israel over the Palestinian elections
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Hamas issues a warning that if Palestinian elections are postponed, Israel will bear responsibility.
In a speech tomorrow, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is widely expected to announce a delay of the vote to an unknown date. It is believed he will blame Israel, saying it has rejected allowing elections to be held in East Jerusalem – though his actual reason is thought to be a fear that his Fatah movement will take a serious hit at the polls.
The Hamas terror group says in a statement this evening that “no Palestinian can accept holding elections without Jerusalem.”
It adds: “Elections are a basic right of the Palestinian people, the execution of which has been delayed many times. This national right should not be harmed in any way.”