Palestinian president briefs Egypt, Jordan on election plan

Associated Press |
Published: 01.17.21 , 19:42
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday hosted the Egyptian and Jordanian intelligence chiefs to brief them on plans to hold the first Palestinian elections in 14 years.
Abbas issued a decree on Friday announcing plans for parliamentary elections in May and a presidential election in July. The rival Islamic militant group Hamas, which seized control of the Gaza Strip from Abbas' forces in 2007, welcomed the decree.
In a statement, Abbas' office said it briefed the Egyptian and Jordanian delegations on "the latest developments related to the Palestinian issue, specifically the national reconciliation file" and thanked both countries for their assistance.