Jerusalem24 – On Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a presidential decree on promoting public freedoms, in which he affirmed the provision of a climate of public freedoms, provided that the decree is binding on all parties in the territories of Palestine.
This decree came based on what the Palestinian factions agreed upon in their recent meeting in Cairo, which was sponsored by Egypt.
The decree also stressed the promotion of a climate of public freedoms in all lands of Palestine, including the freedom of political and national action, in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Law and the relevant laws, in addition to affirming the prohibition of prosecution, detention, arrest, and all forms of accountability outside the provisions of the law, for reasons related to freedom of opinion and political affiliation. .
Total freedom of election campaigning
In addition, it stipulated the release of detainees, and prisoners on the grounds of opinion or political affiliation, or for all partisan or factional reasons in the territories of Palestine.
He stressed the provision of complete freedom for electoral campaigning in all its traditional and electronic forms, publishing and printing, organizing political and electoral meetings and meetings and financing them in accordance with the provisions of the law, in addition to providing equal opportunities in the official media for all electoral lists without discrimination in accordance with the law.
The role of the Palestinian Police
The decree also stated that the Palestinian police, in uniforms, and not other security services and formations, shall undertake the task of protecting polling stations and the electoral process in the territories of Palestine, and ensuring that they are conducted fairly in accordance with the provisions of the law.
In addition, the decree referred to the provision of the full support and facilities required for the Central Elections Commission and its staff, to carry out its duties as prescribed by law.
All what contradicts the provisions of this decree shall be repealed, and all competent authorities, each within its competence, implement the provisions of this decree, and it shall be enforced from the date of its issuance and published in the official newspaper.