Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israel for uncertainty about whether it would allow the legislative election to proceed in Jerusalem as well as in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Photograph:  Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Friday postponed planned parliamentary elections amid a dispute over voting in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem a(...)

Israeli security forces stand guard at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, as a Palestinian man crosses to attend the second Friday prayers  of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque, on April 23rd. Photograph:   Abbas Momani/Afp  via Getty

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is under pressure to postpone the first Palestinian elections in 15 years as his party, Fatah, has split and his f(...)

Palestinian president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.   Photograph: STR/EPA

Neither Fatah nor Hamas is likely to secure a majority of seats in the Palestinian legislative election in May, according to a new poll, an outcome wh(...)