As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

As of mid-February 2021, 93.3 percent of eligible voters in Palestine had already registered to take part in the first parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years, scheduled for May and July respectively. The significant turnout can only mean a strong public desire to end the internal schism and break free from the current impasse. A thirst for change indeed, but not without being overshadowed by grim expectations and deeply rooted distrust in the political elite. Since the last elections in 2006, the Palestinian situation has grown ever more complex. The sad truth is that much of the…

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