PNA: Abbas advisor, 'probable' election postponement

Nabil Shaat says Israel refuses East Jerusalem Palestinian vote

(ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, APRIL 20 - Palestinian elections on May 22, with "much probability" will be postponed, said Nabil Shaat, one of the closest advisors to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
    He said the reason is Israel's refusal to allow voting in East Jerusalem.
    He said if Israel continues to ignore the requests by the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to hold elections in East Jerusalem, "the vote will be postponed".
    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki is currently on an official visit to Belgium, where he met with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrel, to push for EU pressure on Israel on this issue.(ANSAmed).


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