Palestinian Authority: Municipal Elections to be Held Only in West Bank, Not Hamas-Controlled Gaza


The Times of Israel reports: The Palestinian Authority announced Tuesday that municipal elections scheduled for May 13 will be held only in the West Bank and not in Gaza.

This will be the second time in a row that Palestinian local elections will be held solely in the West Bank, after the Hamas terror group, which rules the Gaza Strip, boycotted municipal elections in 2012.

Municipal elections had been slated to be held in the West Bank and Gaza last October, but were postponed after a court decision last year, with Fatah and Hamas trading blame over the delay.

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