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Fatah to Arabs in Jerusalem: Boycott today’s Israeli municipal elections
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Fatah to Arabs in Jerusalem:
Boycott today’s Israeli municipal elections
 
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Today, municipal elections are held all over Israel, and Arabs with either citizenship or residency status are able to vote and have influence.

Yesterday, Abbas' Fatah Movement followed the lead of the PA's religious leaders who have prohibited running and voting in the elections as an Islamic ruling, as reported by Palestinian Media Watch
. Fatah posted five posters on Facebook calling Palestinians to “boycott the occupation’s municipal elections.” The movement even had a special logo for this, showing a ballot box which is crossed out. Text on the logo says: “Boycott the occupation’s municipal elections.”
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This image shows Arab residents confronting Israeli soldiers as a building is being demolished.

Posted text: “The municipality is the arm of the occupation in Jerusalem
Boycott the occupation’s municipal elections”
Text on left side of image: “The municipality is the arm of the occupation arm in Jerusalem
The National and Islamic Forces in Jerusalem”
[Official Fatah Facebook page,
 Oct. 29, 2018]


This image shows the Old City of Jerusalem with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the center,the Dome of the Rock on the left, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the right. 

Posted text: “Jerusalem is Palestinian Arab
Boycott the occupation’s municipal elections”
Text on left side of image: “Jerusalem is Palestinian Arab
Boycott the occupation’s municipal elections
The National and Islamic Forces in Jerusalem”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 29, 2018]

This image shows the Temple Mount from the east with the Dome of the Rock on the right and the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the left; the western part of Jerusalem is visible in the background.

Posted text: “Don’t Judaize Jerusalem
Don’t give the occupation legitimacy
Don’t participate
Boycott the occupation’s municipal elections”
Text on left side of image: “Don’t Judaize Jerusalem
Don’t give the occupation legitimacy
Don’t participate
The National and Islamic Forces in Jerusalem”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 29, 2018]

The image shows the Old City of Jerusalem.

Posted text: “Don’t give a hand to applying the sovereignty of the occupation
Boycott the occupation’s municipal elections”
Text on left side of image: “Don’t give a hand to applying the sovereignty of the occupation over our Jerusalem
Boycott the occupation’s municipal elections
The National and Islamic Forces in Jerusalem”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 29, 2018]
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The image shows a house being demolished.
 
Posted text: “The occupation’s municipality - the destruction of homes and the emptying of Jerusalem [of its Palestinian residents]
Boycott the occupation’s municipal elections”
Text on left side of image: “The occupation’s municipality - the destruction of homes and the emptying of Jerusalem [of its Palestinian residents]
The National and Islamic Forces in Jerusalem”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 29, 2018]