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Islamic Jihad will boycott Palestinian elections

The Islamic Jihad announced it will not participate in the upcoming elections under the political auspices of the Oslo Accord, claiming the decision has nothing to do with Iran.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement announced in a Feb. 9 statement that it would boycott the upcoming Palestinian general elections.

“The movement has decided not to take part in the elections held in accordance with the Oslo Accord. We believe the right path toward national unity is through an agreement on a political program that cements people’s resilience, protects their resistance and rearranges the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) by holding elections for the Palestinian National Council (PNC), separate from the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).”

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