Friday, November 25, 2011

Leader says Islamic Jihad will not participate in elections

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Islamic Jihad will not take part in upcoming Palestinian elections for the legislature or presidency, a leader in the Islamist movement, Nafeth Azzam, said Friday.

The heads of Fatah and Hamas agreed in principle to hold elections in the near future, but a date was not set during the negotiations Thursday in Cairo, officials said.
Maan News Agency