palestinian elections

West Bank Court Rules Against Holding Local Palestinian Election

By Ali Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA, Sept 8  – The Palestinian high court in Ramallah has ruled that municipal elections scheduled for Oct. 8 cannot go ahead after a dispute over party lists and the inability to hold the vote in East Jerusalem, which has been annexed by Israel. The elections would

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Has Hamas Reached A Dead End?

Cash-strapped Hamas faces local elections & internal leadership changes BY Ben White In Gaza, the movement is strapped for cash, as the territory’s residents continue to suffer under Israel’s illegal blockade. The unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2016 stood at 41.2 percent, while 80 percent of the population depends on humanitarian assistance to

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