Palestinian women are using the slogan “by participation we can”
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Palestinian women in Hebron aim for more council seats

4 October 2012 Last updated at 15:43 BST

Eleven Palestinian women from the West Bank city of Hebron have joined forces to run for city council elections on 20 October.

In 2006 the Palestinian Authority introduced a law that meant a minimum of three out of the 15 seats on Hebron's and other cities' councils were reserved for women.

But by putting themselves forward as a united front, these women hope to gain even more seats.

Murad Shishani reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Eman Eriqat