President Mahmoud Abbas said this evening, “We received a message from Israel today that we cannot give you an answer regarding Jerusalem that we do not have a government to decide that.
The president said during the opening session of the factions meeting held at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah regarding the elections, “The text of the Israeli message. We are sorry, dear neighbors, that we will not be able to give you an answer on Jerusalem .. Reason: We do not have a government to decide.”
He continued, “Every day, government orders are issued to build thousands of settlements … where did this government come from and who issued these decisions.”
He said, “Whoever issued a decision for the Israeli police to stand by the settlers’ side to kill the people of Jerusalem … Where did this government come from? It came from Africa and Asia.”
“We will not go to the elections without Jerusalem,” he said.