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  6/3/2014, Sivan 5, 5774

US Promises PLO Unity Elections in 'East Jerusalem'


According to new reports, the American administration has promised the new Fatah-Hamas unity government, which was sworn in this Monday, that it will convince Israel to allow that new government's elections to be held in the eastern part of Jerusalem.

"A source that knows things," apparently from within the Palestinian Authority (PA) or Hamas, was quoted in the Jordanian paper Al-Arab Al-Youm, reporting the American promise to work for parliamentary and presidential elections for the new unity government to be held in the Israeli capital. The source added that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry later this week in the Jordanian capital of Amman.