Radical Palestinian organization: Boycott local elections

Radical Islamic Palestinian Arab organization urges boycott of October 8 elections, says democracy is a creation of the West.

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Dalit Halevi,

Radical Palestinian organization: Boycott election
Radical Palestinian organization: Boycott election
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A radical Islamic Palestinian Arab organization on Sunday issued a statement expressing opposition to the upcoming local elections slated for the Palestinian Authority (PA)-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria and in Gaza.

The organization argued in its statement that democracy was created by the West as a means to subjugate people, especially Muslims, and that the Palestinian Authority was established to serve the western-Zionist-Crusader enterprise in Muslim countries and particularly in “Palestine”.

In fact, the organization claimed, the PA plays the role of the military governor of the “occupation” – that is, Israel – in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

The organization further claimed that the Oslo Accords are not based on Islam, canceled the Jihad, and gave the enemy legitimacy to occupy “Palestine”. Moreover, it argued, the Jihadist role of the Islamic nation, originally intended to release “Palestine” from the Jews, was replaced by a humanitarian role by providing food and medicinal aid.

The extremist organization went on to call on Palestinian Arabs to boycott the local elections, stressing that Islamic law is a way of life which deals with all issues, including purity, worship, values ​​and foreign and domestic policy.

“The religion that Allah brought to mankind is the salvation of the nation, rather than laws written by human beings,” the organization said.

Polls have indicated that the local elections, scheduled for October 8, will be won by Hamas.

In fact, officials with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party have reportedly warned Abbas that Hamas will win the elections by a landslide and urged him to cancel them – which he refuses to do.