Frankly put, the ‘Paleostinians’ are all Hamas…….
Elections were not even held in Hamas controlled Gaza.
Despite Hamas Boycott, Fatah Loses Municipal Elections in the Palestinian Authority
Despite Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the PFLP not even officially running, Fatah still lost to them in most of the municipal elections.
The results of this Saturday’s local elections definitely did not portend well for any left-winger or U.S. official putting their hopes on the “moderate” Fatah party of current Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas retaining control of PA-controlled areas in Judea and Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”) in the long term, or after the next PA general election.
Despite an official boycott by Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the PA’s controlling Fatah party still failed to win most of the municipal races in which it ran — even though the ballots were cast only in Judea and Samaria.