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Palestinian politicians doubt elections will take place

Holding elections within a year was one of the main issues that Fatah and Hamas agreed on, in their reconciliation agreement that was signed in Cairo in May 2011. But there is much doubt among Palestinian officials about whether they will take place as planned in May 2012. “Elections can not be held under two governments as the national unity government has not been formed.” Hamas official Ismail Radwan said. “We are at the beginning (…) now we are not ready.” Fatah’s Thiab al-Loh said, adding that the most important obstacle to elections is the delay in forming a unity government.

Ma’an News Agency, Palestine

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  1. Rob at 305: I’d add that the IDF has won this encounter. It’s lost only aournd 10 dead, some from friendly fire, while hundreds of Hamas operatives have been killed. In the calculus of the Middle East, still largely a medieval warrior culture, that counts for a lot. Ever heard of soft power? I\’m sure you have.It\’s quite correct that Israels forces have clobbered it\’s foe, in a physical sense. Psychologically though, resentment at Israel worldwide must surely now be at an all time high.It didn\’t work for America in Iraq, and it won\’t work for Israel in Gaza.

    Posted by Kim | November 21, 2012, 8:17 am

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