Despite flurry of fresh promises, Palestinians skeptical elections will happen

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(Worthy News) – After numerous public pledges to bring about the first Palestinian national elections in 14 years, the possibility that residents of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will head to the ballot boxes appears to have petered out, again.

A meeting of Palestinian faction heads last Saturday at which Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to issue a decree calling for elections never took place. As of Wednesday afternoon, a new date for the meeting has yet to be set.

Palestinian legislative elections have not been held since 2006, when a Hamas victory over Abbas’s Fatah movement led to a bloody struggle for control of the Gaza Strip. The terror group expelled Fatah from the territory in 2007, after which the Palestinian legislature essentially ceased to function. [ Source (Read More…) ]

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