Palestinian PM wants Israel pressed over E.Jerusalem vote

Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah speaks during a press conference following the first cabinet meeting of the new Palestinian unity government in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on June 3, 2014Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah called Wednesday for international pressure on Israel to let Palestinians in annexed east Jerusalem vote in an upcoming general election. Hamdallah’s new unity government is tasked with organising parliamentary and presidential elections in the Gaza Strip and West Bank by the end of the year. But voting in east Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in 1967 and later annexed, would require Israeli authorisation. Meeting foreign delegates in Ramallah Wednesday, Hamdallah urged “the international community to intervene and exert pressure on Israel to hold the elections in east Jerusalem,” his office said.

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