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Senior Palestinian official and diplomatic Nasser al-Qudwa, speaks during a press conference about postponement of the Palestinian parliamentary and presidential elections, in Gaza city, on May 01, 2021. On 29 April, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “indefinitely postponed” three separate rounds of elections in the occupied Palestinian territories that had been scheduled to start on 22 May. His announcement, four months ago, of dates for these elections had come as a pleasant surprise to many Palestinians. Photo by Mohammed Salem