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.
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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.