EU warns Abbas against cancelling elections

Israel National News reports: “European officials recently warned Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas that if he cancels the parliamentary elections scheduled for May, Europe’s aid and support for the PA will diminish, Kan News reported on Sunday.

According to the report, senior officials and diplomats from Europe told senior PA officials that the situation in which the EU and European countries continue to inject millions into the PA without a democratic process and reform could not continue.

European aid to the PA is estimated at 600 million euros a year. The Biden administration in Washington has not yet formulated an unequivocal position on the upcoming Palestinian Authority elections, Kan News reported…”

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