First Palestinian election in 6 years kicks off in W. Bank

Palestinians begun voting for new mayors and local councils across the West Bank on Saturday morning in what constitutes their first chance to cast ballots in six years.
About half a million voters will elect their representatives in 93 local councils across the West Bank, Ma'an News Agency reported.
Hamas is boycotting the election.
The voting booths opened at 7 a.m. Saturday morning at 340 locations, and are set to end at 7 p.m, with the exception of an extra voting hour for the Samaritan community in Nablus, who observe the Sabbath. Results are expected Sunday, Ma'an News Agency reported.