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Hamdallah: Elections must be held in East Jerusalem
Published Wednesday 04/06/2014 (updated) 05/06/2014 22:13
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian premier Rami Hamdallah on Wednesday urged the international community to pressure Israel to allow elections to take place in East Jerusalem.

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a Knesset meeting that he would not allow the PLO to hold parliamentary or presidential ballots in East Jerusalem.

During a meeting with foreign representatives, Hamdallah said that "elections cannot be held without Jerusalem," and urged support for the electoral process.

President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that new elections would be held within six months, after a Palestinian unity government was announced in Ramallah.

Directives would be issued to cabinet members and to the central elections commission in the coming days to start preparing for the election and a date will be agreed upon with the commission.
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1 ) Law / Order
05/06/2014 15:22
Elections can be held in Gaza and areas A and B of the West bank. Jerusalem is a capital of the state of Israel and palestinians do not and will never have right to hold elections there.

2 ) Outlier / USA
07/06/2014 23:50
Interesting request, but it will NEVER happen. How many more years will it take before Palestinians learn pragmatism?
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