Palestinians protest in Ramallah against the ‘Authority of Shame’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Palestinians protest in Ramallah against the ‘Authority of Shame’

Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah city Sunday night, demanding that the Palestinian Authority (PA) end its sanctions on the besieged Gaza Strip that have exacerbated a humanitarian crisis in the small Palestinian enclave.

At least 1,500 protesters marched downtown starting at the central Manara Square at 9:30 p.m., a time when the streets are bustling with people shopping, eating, or enjoying ice cream after breaking their fasts during the holy month of Ramadan.

The protest, led by an independent youth movement, was the largest show of support for Gaza in the occupied West Bank since the Great March of Return was launched in the besieged territory on March 30.

The crowd consisted of mostly young Palestinians, but older protesters and children also joined the demonstration. Palestinians traveled from across the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Haifa, among other places, to attend the protest.

While the protest was focused on demands that the PA end its punitive policies in Gaza, the chants heard during the march were indicative of a broader discontent with the Palestinian leadership.

The crowd chanted, “With our souls and blood, we will save you Gaza” and “Shame on you, you sold Gaza in dollars.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not blame these people for their upset at lack of progress with the PA, which has only had punitive sanctions against the people of Gaza.

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