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Abbas slams Israel’s decision to prevent Palestinians voting in East Jerusalem

Israel said Wednesday that it would not allow voting in occupied East Jerusalem in next month’s Palestinian election – a move Palestinian officials and Egypt’s intelligence chief said could delay the vote. Denouncing the decision, President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian leadership would carefully consider its next step, saying it had yet to be officially informed of Israel’s decision. “The Palestinian leadership will study this issue before making a response, for the responsibility is enormous,” he said after talks with Egyptian intelligence services chief Omar Suleiman. Suleiman earlier hinted that the elections might be put off. Full Story

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