Palestinian Court Postpones Local Elections set for October

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(AFP) –  A Palestinian court on Thursday postponed municipal elections set for October 8 following disputes between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements over candidate lists.

The decision was made by a court in Ramallah in the West Bank, where Fatah is in power. Islamist movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, boycotted the last Palestinian municipal elections in 2012, but was due to participate this year.

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