Municipal Elections Race in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 12th July, 2018. Dr. RAMADAN DABASH, 50, married to 4 wives, father of 11, Mukhtar of the village of Tzur Baher, addresses the media at a press conference in Jerusalem. Dabash heads a new Arab party, 'Al Quds Lilmaqdisiyeen' (Jerusalem for Jerusalemites), campaigning for Jerusalem municipal elections scheduled for 30th October 2018. Since the 1967 Six Day War in which Israel conquered East Jerusalem from Jordan, Arab residents of Jerusalem, roughly 40% of the population, have boycotted municipal elections opposing recognition of Israeli occupation and annexation of the city. Dabash is determined to proceed with his plan in spite of pressure and threats.