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West Bankers vote in Palestinian municipal elections

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas casts his vote for municipal elections at a polling station in Al-Bireh, next to the West Bank city of Ramallah, October 20, 2012.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas casts his vote for municipal elections at a polling station in Al-Bireh, next to the West Bank city of Ramallah, October 20, 2012. Reuters/Abbas Momami/Pool

Voters in the West Bank went to the polls this weekend, for the first time since 2006, in Palestinian municipal elections. In Gaza, voters observed a boycott, called by Hamas, the Islamist party. In East Jerusalem, people were unable to vote because the territory lies behind the separation wall constructed by Israel in 2002. So RFI visited the West Bank to find out about the main political issues for the people living there.

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