Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO Executive Committee, member of the Political Bureau of the DFLP commented on the outcomes of the Israel's legislative elections, saying it was expected due to the growing tendency toward extremism and the promises made by Netanyahu, and the ruling orthodox settlers in Israel to deepen Judaization, settlement, racism and ethnic cleansing in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
On the eve of the elections in Israel, the PLO launched a scathing attack on mainstream candidates and said the campaign has been infested with racism and incitement. The PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department said that none of these candidates have called for a comprehensive settlement plan with the Palestinians.
On Saturday October 20, around 7:00 pm, three vehicles carrying Israeli Occupation Forces intercepted the car of the Governor of Jerusalem, Mr. Adnan Gheith, pulling him out of the vehicle and taking him to an unknown location. Governor Gheith was in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, at the time of the abduction. Now Governor Gheith has been transferred to the Ofer Detention Center, Prison, and Military Court, in the West Bank village of Beitunia.