The Montreal Gazette today reported on the Palestinian Authority's Central Elections Commission's decision to cancel local elections in Gaza.
As told in the Gazette (emphasis is ours):
Palestinian local elections in October will only be held in the West Bank as Hamas is hampering preparations in Gaza, a senior electoral official said Wednesday.
Speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, the official said the government had informed the Central Elections Commission (CEC) of a decision taken earlier on Wednesday.
…The issue was the subject of a special cabinet session earlier on Wednesday after the CEC sent a letter to say it was proving impossible to prepare for elections in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, the official said.
"We sent a letter to the government to say we cannot work in Gaza to prepare for the elections. Until now, Hamas has prevented the elections committee from doing its work in Gaza. Our staff cannot work because our offices are closed and they have confiscated our cars."