Palestinian officials lashed out at the administration of US President Donald Trump for breaking with decades of American policy against Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian land, describing it as yet another blow to international law.
A member of the politburo of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has lambasted the detention of dozens of Palestinians in prisons across Saudi Arabia as “unacceptable,” saying the campaign of arrests continues unabated and that no dramatic progress has been made in this regard despite contacts with Saudi officials.
Dozens of Palestinians have staged a demonstration in the northern part of the Gaza Strip to demand that the Israeli authorities completely lift the blockade that has been imposed on the impoverished coastal enclave for more than a decade.
Political analysts say as far as Palestinians are concerned, it makes no difference which party is going to win in the Israeli elections since both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the right-wing Likud party and his main challenger centrist Benny Gantz of the Blue and White alliance back occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Israel’s so-called High Court of Justice has ruled that the military can withhold bodies of the Palestinians that it kills to grant the Tel Aviv regime leverage in future negotiations with Palestinians, drawing immediate condemnation from Palestinians.
The Israeli regime last month subjected dozens of Palestinians to an illegal practice known as “administrative detention,” a form of imprisonment in which the individual is never tried and can be held indefinitely.
Palestinians burned effigies of US President Donald Trump and marched a donkey pasted over with images of Persian Gulf royals in the West Bank on Tuesday, as the US opened its conference in Bahrain, which focuses on the economic portion of the White House's so-called plan for Mideast peace.