Palestinian municipal polls scheduled for October 8 were postponed on Wednesday after a court delayed a ruling on whether to hold the first vote since 2006 to include both Fatah and Hamas.
The Palestinian high court in the Fatah-led West Bank put off its ruling until October 3, only five days before the scheduled date for the elections.
Two weeks of campaigning are usually allotted for Palestinian elections and had been set to begin on Friday.
In response, the electoral commission confirmed that the October 8 date “is no longer applicable.” It set no new date.
On September 8, the court suspended the elections following disputes between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements over candidate lists.