For the third day: Palestinians protest demanding Mahmoud Abbas to quit

Protesters take part in a demonstration calling for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to quit
Protesters take part in a demonstration calling for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to quit in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on June 24, 2021, following the death of Palestinian human rights activist Nizar Banat who died shortly after being arrested by Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces. - The family of Nizar Banat claimed he was beaten to death, sparking condemnation from human rights activists, marches in the West Bank city of Ramallah, and calls for an inquiry, including from the European Union, who said they were "shocked and saddened". Banat, 43, from the flashpoint city of Hebron, was arrested in a dawn raid by Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces, Hebron governor Jibrin al-Bakri said. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP) (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images)

According to The Media Line, protests against the Palestinian Authority over the death of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat continued for a third day. Mahmoud Abbas

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in Ramallah, the seat of government for the PA, on Saturday, three days after Banat died in PA custody after a very violent early morning raid on his home and arrest.

Protesters on Saturday also demonstrated in Hebron. Protests against the PA and its security services were held on Friday throughout the West Bank. Mahmoud Abbas

Protesters carried Palestinian flags and posters of Banat, and called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to quit. “The people want to overthrow the regime,” they chanted, as well as: “step down, Abbas!”

PA security forces officers fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the protesters.

Banat died in a hospital in Hebron on Thursday morning after he was beaten with iron crowbars during his arrest and allegedly beaten while in PA custody. A stauch critic of the PA and Abbas, Banat has been a candidate for the Palestinian Legislative Council in elections that were canceled last month by Abbas. Mahmoud Abbas


Source: themedialine
Image source: Getty Images-themedialine