The protests came in the aftermath of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent announcement that settlements are not inconsistent with international law.
By Khaled Abu Toameh | The Jerusalem Post | Nov 26, 2019
Israel has left the Palestinians with no choice other than ‘popular resistance.’
— Mahmoud Aloul, deputy chairman of Fatah
Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Tuesday in protests against the US administration and Israel.
Scores of Palestinians were injured, mostly from tear gas inhalation and rubber bullets, during clashes with IDF soldiers in several parts of the West Bank, Palestinian sources said.
Organized by several Palestinian factions, including the ruling Fatah faction, the protests came in the aftermath of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent announcement that settlements are not inconsistent with international law.
On Sunday, the factions declared Tuesday a “Day of Rage” and urged Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to continue their protests in the coming days. The factions said that more “days of rage” are planned in the coming days.
The Palestinian Authority Education Ministry closed schools for one hour to allow students to participate in the “Day of Rage.”