A number of Fatah prisoners have sent a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, asking that he delay the Palestinian legislative elections in light of increasing divisions within Abbas’s Fatah movement, a Fatah official confirmed on Saturday.

 Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more

Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens

Senior Fatah official Qaddura Fares, who directs the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, confirmed the letter to The Times of Israel. The letter was first reported in the Arabic-language daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

“A number of prisoners — not the entire movement of prisoners — sent a letter calling for the elections be delayed by a short period,” said Fares, who is number 7 on Fatah’s parliamentary list for the upcoming vote.

Read more at Times of Israel.