Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh today stressed the leadership’s commitment to conducting Palestinian elections in accordance with the presidential decrees and the specified dates.
He told the official Voice of Palestine radio that nothing will change nor there a disruption that contradicts with the Palestinian interest since these elections are a Palestinian demand and all disruption from here or there are not worth anything.
Abu Rudeineh reiterated that Jerusalem is a red line and that the Palestinian people will not concede it nor accept a state with provisional borders or anything that contradicts the decisions of the Palestinian National Council and the United Nations resolutions.
He stressed that no decision will be taken regarding Jerusalem in any form without going back to the leadership, the factions and all the forces.
“The elections will take place on time and efforts are underway with all parties, including the European Union, which is trying to make every effort possible but is unable to force Israel to allow the elections,” said the presidential spokesman.
Abu Rudeineh said the US administration has not yet given an answer regarding pressure on Israel not to obstruct the holding of the elections despite the fact that this administration is better than the previous one because President Joe Biden has declared his commitment to the two-state solution and his administration announced the return of aid to the Palestinian people.
He said this administration is moving very slowly. “It made a good start until now, but it is not sufficient,” he said, stressing that peace and the relationship with the US will not be at any price less than the establishment of the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.
He said the relationship with the US administration is still good, expressing hope that it will develop in a way that leads to achieving an atmosphere that leads to peace that enhances security and stability in the entire region.
Regarding the upcoming moves of the leadership, the presidential spokesman said the Fatah Central Committee is in an open-ended meeting and if necessary a joint leadership-factions meeting could take place and continue until achieving the strategic objective of holding elections.