Communist Party of Israel

The United Nations and European members of the Security Council called Thursday, April 22, for all eligible Palestinians in East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel since 1967, then formally annexed by her in 1980, to be able vote in the first Palestinian legislative elections in 15 years. Palestine’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour (Photo: WAFA) Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and occupied East Jerusalem are due to vote on May 22. The Palestinian election commission says 150,000 voters will be able to cast ballots on the outskirts of East Jerusalem. About 60 candidates in the Palestinian elections are from East Jerusalem. Palestine’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, urged all countries to press Israel, the occupying power, not to block the upcoming elections in East Jerusalem. Speaking before a UN Security Council virtual session on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question,…

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UN Urges Israel to Allow Voting by Annexed E. Jerusalem Palestinians