This article by Khaled Abu Toameh is published by The Jerusalem Post. Here is an excerpt:
Hamas has refused to allow the second phase of the Palestinian municipal elections, scheduled for March 26, to be held in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas also did not allow the first phase of the municipal elections, which took place last month, to be held in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas and other Palestinian groups have criticized the Palestinian Authority for splitting the municipal elections into two phases. They further protested that the municipal vote was being held separately from the presidential and parliamentary elections, which have been postponed indefinitely by PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
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