World Bulletin / News Desk
According to the official, who spoke anonymously due to restrictions on speaking to media, the court did not provide a date for the elections.
Last month, the same court suspended municipal elections that had been slated for October -- polls which, if conducted, would have seen Palestine’s two main political movements, Hamas and Fatah, directly compete for the first time in a decade.
The court ostensibly postponed the vote in order to look into complaints that the planned election would not cover Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem along with allegations that courts in the Gaza Strip -- governed by Hamas since 2007 -- "lacked legitimacy".
In the past, the Israeli authorities have consistently prevented Palestinian voting in municipal polls in East Jerusalem, which the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority views as the Palestinian capital.