Reports of members of the Palestinian Authority targetting and sexually harrassing Palestinian women protestors further undermines the credibility and legitimacy of the government.
Thousands of people accompanied Nizar Banat’s coffin through the streets of occupied West Bank, many of them chanting “the people want the fall of the regime” and “leave, leave Abbas”.
Palestinian parliamentary candidate Nizar Banat was severely beaten in custody, causing his death, his relatives allege. Banat had accused Palestinian leadership of corruption and had condemned a short-lived Covid-19 vaccine exchange with Israel.
The ‘deal of the century’ presents an existential crisis for the Palestinian Authority.
Less than one in four Palestinians have the right to vote in Israeli elections, but the election will inevitably affect every single Palestinian.
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