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Postponing of Palestinian Election Proves Abbas Is Closer to Israel's Interests Than His Own People

Parliamentary elections are bad for the president and the unelected officials who run the Palestinian Authority, who sanctify the fake status quo to control the West Bank's enclaves

Amira Hass
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Amira Hass
Amira Hass

The decision to postpone to an unknown date the Palestinian general election, announced Thursday by President Mahmoud Abbas, proves that he and his handful of Fatah cronies – whose advice he listens to – are more loyal to Israel’s interests to preserve the status quo and prevent any shocks or changes.

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