Partners in Crime: Are Abbas, Hamas and Israel United Against Palestinian Elections? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Partners in Crime: Are Abbas, Hamas and Israel United Against Palestinian Elections?

The Palestinian president is bluffing by saying he will be setting dates for legislative, presidential and national council elections, says a member of Fatah, adding that Abbas will never give up on his "absolute powers".

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to set the dates for legislative, presidential and national council elections in the coming days, after representatives of all factions met in Istanbul at the end of September for reconciliation talks.

According to reports, the elections are supposed to take place within the next six months in the West Bank and Gaza but Dimitri Diliani, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Guard, who is critical of the President, says the vote is unlikely to happen, just as it didn't a year ago, when Abbas vowed to take Palestinians to the polls while addressing the United Nations General Assembly.

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