A man walks in a street littered with election campaign posters for the upcoming Jerusalem municipal elections.
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As Jerusalem voters go to the polls Tuesday for municipal elections, Palestinians are debating not which candidate to back but whether to cast their ballots at all. The vast majority of the disputed city's roughly 300,000 Palestinians are expected to boycott the polls again, despite calls by a minority to use the elections to seize influence in a city under full Israeli control for decades.He has rare Israeli citizenship and is a former member of the right-wing Likud party run by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.A lot of his votes could actually come from Jewish voters, rather than fellow Palestinians.Palestinians who have residency status rather than full Israeli citizenship can't vote in general elections but can for the municipality, which is responsible for most Jerusalem schools as well as rubbish collection and other services.Trader Abu Yasser, from Jerusalem's Old City, summed up the views of many Palestinians, saying he wouldn't vote as the elections wouldn't change much.
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