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PFLP to boycott municipal elections in the West Bank

March 14, 2017 12:54

The Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine explained that it would abstain from taking part in the elections as protest over the PA's violent crackdown on a recent Ramallah demonstration.


Palestinian militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian (PFLP) take part in a military show in Gaza City September 2. (photo credit:REUTERS)

The Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine announced on Monday that it will boycott upcoming municipal elections slated to take place in the West Bank in May, two days after Palestinian Authority security forces violently cracked down on a demonstration in front a courthouse in Ramallah.

The PLFP said that it made the decision to boycott the elections in protest of the PA leadership’s “insufficient” response to its security forces’ violent crackdown on the demonstration.

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PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Monday formed an investigative committee into the PA security forces’ crackdown on the demonstration and vowed to hold law violators accountable.

The PFLP joins Hamas and Islamic Jihad in boycotting the municipal elections.

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