PA Elections

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Official: Abbas postpones PA elections

Official: Abbas postpones PA elections

PA chairman officially announces that the PA elections will be postponed, cites Israel refusal to permit Jerusalem Arabs to vote.Elad Benari, 30/04/2021 00:47
PA official: Jerusalem is an essential part of our faith

PA official: Jerusalem is an essential part of our faith

Deputy Fatah leader: Holding elections in Jerusalem is a "political and sovereign issue not a technical or procedural issue".Dalit Halevi, 29/04/2021 02:00
PA: Israel is guilty of thwarting elections

PA: Israel is guilty of thwarting elections

Abbas spokesman calls on the international community to pressure Israel to allow PA elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem as well.Dalit Halevi, 28/04/2021 05:42
Hamas: We will not be part of a decision to postpone elections

Hamas: We will not be part of a decision to postpone elections

Hamas makes clear it is against any postponement of the PA legislative elections that are scheduled to take place next month.Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 06:18
PA leadership to discuss postponement of elections

PA leadership to discuss postponement of elections

The PA has threatened to cancel the May elections if Israel does not permit Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem to vote.Elad Benari, 27/04/2021 04:04
Why the PA now wants to postpone Palestinian elections

Why the PA now wants to postpone Palestinian elections

New obstacles have emerged that could again delay or even cancel the planned PA elections.Yochanan VIsser, 26/04/2021 21:58
Abbas: There will be no elections without eastern Jerusalem

Abbas: There will be no elections without eastern Jerusalem

PA chairman clarifies the PA is adamant on having Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem vote in next month's elections.Elad Benari, 26/04/2021 05:35
UN demands Israel permit PA election to take place in Jerusalem

UN demands Israel permit PA election to take place in Jerusalem

UN calls on Israel to permit all eligible Palestinian Arabs residing in eastern Jerusalem to vote in next month's elections.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/04/2021 22:57
Hamas official warns against postponing elections

Hamas official warns against postponing elections

Senior Hamas official: Any change to timetable for the elections will deal a heavy blow to reconciliation efforts.Elad Benari, 23/04/2021 06:41
PA official: 90% chance elections are cancelled

PA official: 90% chance elections are cancelled

The PA has hinted at the possibility that the elections will be postponed if Israel does not allow them to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 06:10
Abbas aide: Postponing the elections is on the table

Abbas aide: Postponing the elections is on the table

PA chairman's aide Nabil Shaath says elections could be postponed if Israel refuses to let them take place in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 05:36
Hamas demands elections in Jerusalem

Hamas demands elections in Jerusalem

Deputy Hamas leader says Palestinian people have a right to hold parliamentary elections in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 20/04/2021 06:18
EU: Israel must not obstruct PA elections

EU: Israel must not obstruct PA elections

EU representative to the PA says EU is in contact with Israel to allow for PA elections to be held "without obstacles".Elad Benari, 16/04/2021 06:44
PA demands elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA demands elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA "foreign minister" calls on international community to pressure Israel to allow PA elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 06/04/2021 03:37
PA approves 36 candidate lists for elections

PA approves 36 candidate lists for elections

PA election officials announce that 36 candidate lists had been approved to run in legislative elections set for next month.Elad Benari, 05/04/2021 06:43
'Palestinian elections are ultimately a matter for the Palestinian people'

'Palestinian elections are ultimately a matter for the Palestinian people'

State Department spokesman responds to presence of convicted terrorists in Fatah election slate.Elad Benari, 02/04/2021 06:03
PA to EU: Pressure Israel to permit elections in Jerusalem

PA to EU: Pressure Israel to permit elections in Jerusalem

PA cabinet leader to EU diplomats: Arabs in Jerusalem must participate in the elections, whether by voting or as candidates.Elad Benari, 01/04/2021 05:37
Archterrorist Barghouti officially submits bid to challenge Abbas

Archterrorist Barghouti officially submits bid to challenge Abbas

Marwan Barghouti, who is serving several life sentences in Israel, to run in PA election on independent list.Elad Benari, 01/04/2021 04:00
Archterrorist Barghouti to challenge Abbas in PA election

Archterrorist Barghouti to challenge Abbas in PA election

Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in Israel, to submit independent list for upcoming PA parliamentary election.Elad Benari, 31/03/2021 05:21
Hamas claims Israel intervening in PA elections

Hamas claims Israel intervening in PA elections

Senior Hamas official claims Israel arrested senior members of the group in Judea and Samaria and threatened them.Dalit Halevi, 25/03/2021 03:38
Archterrorist won't run separately in upcoming PA election

Archterrorist won't run separately in upcoming PA election

Senior Fatah official says prisoner Marwan Barghouti has accepted the Fatah movement's strategic concept, and will not run independently.Dalit Halevi, 22/03/2021 05:38
Could Hamas and Fatah run in one slate in the elections?

Could Hamas and Fatah run in one slate in the elections?

Hamas and Fatah leaders support joint slate that will run in the upcoming general elections to the Palestinian parliament.Dalit Halevi, 01/03/2021 04:35
Hamas releases 45 prisoners ahead of PA elections

Hamas releases 45 prisoners ahead of PA elections

Hamas says prisoner release is "a goodwill gesture" ahead of PA general elections.Ben Ariel, 26/02/2021 06:35
Hamas won't nominate candidate for PA elections

Hamas won't nominate candidate for PA elections

In a likely boon for Abbas, Hamas has decided it will not be nominating a candidate for the PA “presidential elections”.Elad Benari, 23/02/2021 05:28
EU warns Abbas against cancelling elections

EU warns Abbas against cancelling elections

European officials reportedly warned PA chairman that cancelling the May elections could affect European aid for the PA.Elad Benari, 22/02/2021 06:41
Hamas seeks Turkish supervision of PA election

Hamas seeks Turkish supervision of PA election

Hamas leader calls on President Erdogan to pressure Israel to allow elections to PA parliament to take place in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 16/02/2021 05:08
Islamic Jihad to boycott PA elections

Islamic Jihad to boycott PA elections

Islamic Jihad has boycotted all previous Palestinian presidential and parliamentary elections.Elad Benari, 15/02/2021 05:12
PA organizations agree on general elections

PA organizations agree on general elections

Representatives of PA organizations meet in Cairo, agree to hold general elections that will also be held in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 10/02/2021 05:06
PA: Residents of Jerusalem are entitled to vote and be elected

PA: Residents of Jerusalem are entitled to vote and be elected

PA Central Election Commission says "Palestinians" of Jerusalem have the right to vote and stand as candidates in the general election.Dalit Halevi, 05/02/2021 06:04
Hamas and Fatah to discuss joint election run

Hamas and Fatah to discuss joint election run

Representatives of PA organizations will meet in Cairo early in an effort to reach an understanding on holding general elections.Dalit Halevi, 01/02/2021 04:02
Archterrorist Barghouti to run for PA leadership

Archterrorist Barghouti to run for PA leadership

Senior Fatah official confirms that terrorist prisoner Marwan Barghouti is determined to run in PA election and replace Abbas.Dalit Halevi, 28/01/2021 05:23
Abbas archrival denied opportunity to run with Fatah

Abbas archrival denied opportunity to run with Fatah

Fatah movement turns down proposal made by Mohammed Dahlan to run on a joint list in the upcoming elections.Elad Benari, 27/01/2021 06:34
PA invites European officials to serve as observers in elections

PA invites European officials to serve as observers in elections

PA extends official invitations to the European Parliament and EU to serve as observers in upcoming general elections.Ben Ariel, 25/01/2021 06:37
PA pressuring: Allow elections in Jerusalem

PA pressuring: Allow elections in Jerusalem

PA cabinet leader asks international community to pressure Israel to allow PA parliament elections in eastern Jerusalem as well.Dalit Halevi, 22/01/2021 04:12
PA cabinet leader: Abbas will be our candidate in the elections

PA cabinet leader: Abbas will be our candidate in the elections

Mohammad Shtayyeh confirms that PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas will be Fatah’s candidate in the elections expected to be held in July.Elad Benari, 21/01/2021 06:41
PA demands that elections be held in eastern Jerusalem

PA demands that elections be held in eastern Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority asks the European Union to help it ensure the participation of eastern Jerusalem residents in parliamentary elections.Dalit Halevi, 19/01/2021 04:44
Report: Hamas won't nominate candidate for PA leadership

Report: Hamas won't nominate candidate for PA leadership

Hamas does not intend to nominate a candidate for PA leadership election but could support an independent candidate.Elad Benari, 18/01/2021 05:36
Abbas issues decree for PA elections

Abbas issues decree for PA elections

PA chairman orders legislative elections for May 22, followed by a “presidential” election on July 31.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/01/2021 20:21
PA official: Elections could take place in May

PA official: Elections could take place in May

Member of Fatah central committee says Abbas will meet with members of Elections Commission to set dates for elections.Ben Ariel, 15/01/2021 06:46
PA continues to threaten Israel

PA continues to threaten Israel

PLO not ruling out turning Palestinian National Council into the "State of Palestine" if Israel prevents elections in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 10/01/2020 06:22
Abbas reiterates: No elections without eastern Jerusalem

Abbas reiterates: No elections without eastern Jerusalem

PA chairman responds to reports that Israel will ignore his request to permit elections in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 30/12/2019 02:03
Israel decides to ignore PA demand for elections in eastern Jerusalem

Israel decides to ignore PA demand for elections in eastern Jerusalem

Report: PA elections will likely be canceled due to Israel's decision to ignore demand that they be allowed in eastern Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2019 04:35
Abbas spokesman: The pressure on Israel will continue

Abbas spokesman: The pressure on Israel will continue

PA chairman's spokesman says efforts with international parties are continuing to pressure Israel to allow PA elections in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 27/12/2019 06:20
Hamas: Abbas should issue elections decree soon

Hamas: Abbas should issue elections decree soon

Hamas leader says PA chairman should issue decree for holding elections and thus force Israel to permit them in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 26/12/2019 06:15
Abbas: Elections in eastern Jerusalem - or no elections at all

Abbas: Elections in eastern Jerusalem - or no elections at all

PA chairman says issuing a presidential decree for holding elections is dependent on whether they could be held also in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 25/12/2019 05:44
Abbas urges EU to pressure Israel on PA elections

Abbas urges EU to pressure Israel on PA elections

PA chairman says that the PA has urged the EU to pressure Israel to allow Palestinian elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 18/12/2019 06:19
PA awaiting Israel's answer on elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA awaiting Israel's answer on elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA cabinet leader: We won't agree for eastern Jerusalem not to be included in elections.Dalit Halevi, 17/12/2019 05:59
Fatah VP meets UN envoy to discuss PA elections

Fatah VP meets UN envoy to discuss PA elections

Fatah's Mahmoud al-Aloul discusses with Nickolay Mladenov the PA's demand that elections be held also in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 13/12/2019 05:08
PA demands: Hold elections in eastern Jerusalem as well

PA demands: Hold elections in eastern Jerusalem as well

PA cabinet leader calls on international community to pressure Israel to allow PA elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 11/12/2019 06:18
Abbas: We'll cancel agreements if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

Abbas: We'll cancel agreements if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

PA chairman says elections will be held in PA, but only if Israel allows eastern Jerusalem Arabs to vote.Elad Benari, 09/12/2019 23:54
Hamas sends 'positive' response on PA elections

Hamas sends 'positive' response on PA elections

Hamas leader gives "positive response" on willingness to cooperate in holding general elections in Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem and Gaza.Dalit Halevi, 27/11/2019 06:36
Fatah: Abbas is our 'sole candidate' in elections

Fatah: Abbas is our 'sole candidate' in elections

Fatah confirms 84-year-old PA chairman will be its candidate in the elections.Elad Benari, 10/11/2019 06:40
Fatah refuses Hamas request to meet before elections announced

Fatah refuses Hamas request to meet before elections announced

PA chairman's faction refuses request to hold meeting between political parties before Abbas announces general elections.Elad Benari, 07/11/2019 06:33
Hamas reaches agreement with Abbas on elections

Hamas reaches agreement with Abbas on elections

Hamas leader says agreement reached with PA chairman on holding the parliamentary and presidential elections.Ben Ariel, 04/11/2019 06:37
Hamas leader: We're ready for elections

Hamas leader: We're ready for elections

Ismail Haniyeh says Hamas is ready for general elections and will respect the results.Dalit Halevi, 29/10/2019 06:51
Fatah leads in municipal elections

Fatah leads in municipal elections

Elections not held in Gaza due to ongoing feud between Fatah and Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2017 05:06
PA leader issues warning to Hamas

PA leader issues warning to Hamas

PA leader Rami Hamdallah urges Hamas to agree to hold local elections in Gaza or they will be excluded.Dalit Halevi, 27/02/2017 03:14