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al-Qa'bong
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posted 03 January 2006 06:05 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Two Palestinian politicians have been stopped from canvassing in east Jerusalem by Israeli police, at the start of the Palestinian poll campaign.

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Israeli police stopped Hanan Ashrawi, from the Third Way party, and Mustafa Barghouti, standing as an independent, from canvassing on the first day of campaigning.

Ms Ashrawi told the BBC she was carrying election posters when officers arrived and told her it was illegal for her to campaign in the area.


I won't comment, as I'd rather not be accused of trolling or baiting.


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Briguy
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posted 04 January 2006 08:55 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is a new story? I'm getting a sense of deja vu. Who is the 'approved' candidate for the area if they are preventing a Third Way and an Independent from campaigning? The Hamas candidate? The mind boggles.
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skdadl
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posted 04 January 2006 09:01 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
There are few politicians anywhere as deserving of respect as Hanan Ashrawi. Any policing authority that can't cope with her campaigning can't cope with anything.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 12 January 2006 09:20 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Police arrest Palestinians hanging campaign posters

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Six Palestinians were arrested Wednesday for hanging campaign posters on billboards in East Jerusalem ahead of the Palestinian parliament elections set for January 25.

Police arrested and fined the activists, despite Israel's official announcement that it would permit campaigning in the city, providing it was coordinated with the police and would not involve more than 20 billboards.

However, government officials and police have yet to reach an agreement with the Palestinian Authority on the matter, despite the fact that the Palestinian campaign season began on January 2.

... The police and Jerusalem municipality intend to indict the activists for engaging in forbidden campaigning and spoiling land


Meanwhile, in other news, bulldozers continue to rip Palestinians' olive trees from the earth...

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posted 12 January 2006 11:23 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
What on earth could possibly be their reasoning for limiting the number of campaign billboards and forcing campaigners to do so in coordination with the police? Do they not have a separation between politicians and police there?

How can anyone consider that a fair election?


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 18 January 2006 10:34 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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The Israeli government agreed yesterday to allow Palestinians to vote in East Jerusalem in parliamentary elections this month, but vowed to prevent the participation of the militant group Hamas.
Within hours of the decision, Israeli police arrested a group of Hamas political activists, including the second candidate on their list, on charges of illegal campaigning.

Palestinians allowed to vote in East Jerusalem, but Israel bars Hamas from election

I guess the Israelis prefer Hamas to stick to blowing things up rather than engage in a democratic process.


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