A child carries the poster of imprisoned PFLP leader, Ahmad Saadat. (Photo: File)
The Popular Front for The Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced on Monday that it was suspending its participation in local Palestinian elections scheduled for May, in protest of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces’ violent repression of demonstrations in the occupied West Bank a day earlier.
PFLP politburo member and Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) MP Khalida Jarrar said that the left-wing party had decided to suspend its participation in the municipal elections planned for May 13, to denounce the “suppressive” measures used by PA police against family members and supporters of Basel al-Araj, a Palestinian activist who was killed by Israeli forces earlier this month.
Jarrar said that the PFLP would only reconsider the possibility of engaging in the electoral process if all PA officers involved in a...