The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas stressed on Monday that Palestinian people in Jerusalem must take part in the Palestinian elections.
On this issue, Member of Hamas Political Bureau Izzat al Reshiq stated the following:
We insist that the Palestinian people in Jerusalem have the right to participate in the coming elections, as candidates and as voters, exactly as what happened in 2006.
This is the unwavering position of Hamas towards the elections, which shall not be held without Jerusalem.
If the Israeli occupation attempts to prevent the Palestinians in Jerusalem in the elections, the Palestinian people will launch a national battel against the Israeli occupation.
The Arab and Islamic Ummah, along with the free people of the world, are required to pressure the Israeli occupation not to disturb the electoral process in Jerusalem. They should also support the endeavours of the Palestinians to heal the Palestinian division and fulfil their aspirations in freedom and independence.
We confirm that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine and will not be excluded from the coming elections.
Member of Hamas Political Bureau
22 Shaaban 1442
5 March 2021
Source : Hamas