‚Fatah asked Sharon to prevent voting in J’lem in 2006‘

27.06.2011                      25.Siwan, 5771

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'Fatah asked Sharon to prevent voting in J’lem in 2006'

Former top White House aide Elliott Abrams tells ‘Post’ that former PM refused request made by PA who were fearful of losing election to Hamas.

Several weeks before Hamas changed the regional equation by beating Fatah in the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council elections, the PA asked prime minister Ariel Sharon to cancel the elections in Jerusalem so Fatah – which belatedly realized it was going to lose – could have a pretext for calling off the balloting, former top White House aide Elliott Abrams has toldThe Jerusalem Post.
According to Abrams, in the country last week to take part in the Israeli Presidential Conference, Sharon emphatically said “no” to the idea….