Former minister of Justice at the Palestinian Authority, Abdul-Karim Abu Salah said that the legislative elections date on July 17th is not binding and could be altered.

The legislative council is set to meet on Wednesday to discuss the Palestinian elections law which was approved in the first and second readings, and present it to the council next week. 

Abu Salah added that the elections date on July 17th, which was set by a presidential decree, is not binding because it’s constitutionally questioned, and that the legal date for the legislative elections will be specified by the president after the legislative council approves the elections law.

“Without approving the new elections law, nobody is authorized to call or set the date of the elections”, Abu Salah said, and demanded to give the legal committee the needed time to prepare its report in order to arrive to a coherent opinion inside the council and approve the new law.