Al-Salhi calls on President to request UN and EU to open polling stations at their headquarters in Jerusalem
Bassam Al-Salhi, Secretary-General of the Palestinian People's Party and member of the Executive Committee of the Liberation Organization, called for the unification of the language of all Palestinian forces by rejecting elections without Jerusalem and not suggesting a willingness to marginalize the issue under any pretext whatsoever.
In a statement on Saturday, Al-Salhi said that the struggle to ensure Jerusalem's participation in the elections was a consistent goal of the Palestinian People's Party and that the recognition of elections without Jerusalem was an implicit agreement to the bargain of the century.
It was considered more urgent to agree on mechanisms for translating the position of the forces to reject elections without Jerusalem after the registration of the lists had been completed and Israel had refused to abide by any commitments in Jerusalem.
In clear denial of Israel's commitments in Jerusalem, we invite President Abu Mazen as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, to call upon the United Nations and the European Union, who have sponsored these agreements, to assume their responsibilities and to open the United Nations and European Union headquarters of the combined 17 voting sites by the voters of Jerusalem in their city, and cooperate with the Central Electoral Commission to achieve this.
Al-Salhi also called on the United Nations and the European Union to oversee and monitor these elections in Jerusalem, including the protection of electoral propaganda and the immunity of candidates and activists from Israeli threats and prosecution and condemning any Israeli attempts to prevent or sabotage the elections.
The People's Party was determined to exhaust all instruments of political pressure for the participation of our Jerusalemite people in these elections, propaganda, candidacy, voting, and from their city, but at the same time he will not slip to participate in elections without Jerusalem, and he calls on everyone, especially Fatah and Hamas, not to slip into it.