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Dozens of protesters burn tires in Ramallah, Tulkarem
Published Saturday 08/09/2012 (updated) 09/09/2012 20:28
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A Palestinian protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask gestures as he
stands near a burning effigy of Salam Fayyad during a demonstration
against the high cost of living, in the West Bank city of Hebron on
Sept. 4, 2012. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)
TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of protesters closed down several streets in Tulkarem and Ramallah on Saturday, a Ma'an correspondent said, as protests against rising living costs continue across the West Bank.

A main road in Tulkarem was blocked with rocks and burning tires and protesters in Ramallah closed off several streets in the city center.

PLO official Wasel Abu Yousef told Ma'an that if the Palestinian street does not feel any immediate solutions to the financial crisis then the situation will escalate.

The Palestinian Authority must review the Paris Protocol, an economic agreement between the PLO and Israel, as well as trying to set up a security net to decrease prices and taxes, Abu Yousef added.

On Saturday, President Abbas reiterated that Israel and some Arab countries share the blame for the PA’s financial crisis.

The Palestinian Authority, he said, will not seek to stop the popular protests as long as they remain peaceful and do not harm public interests. However, he stressed that the government would not allow any attacks on public property.

Palestinians have taken to the streets this week in mass demonstrations against price rises and unemployment, and protesters in cities across the West Bank have called for PA Prime Minster Salam Fayyad's resignation.
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1 ) Firas / Amman
09/09/2012 02:21
End Paris Protocol.End Oslo Accords

2 ) Rami / Palestine
09/09/2012 09:46
"On Saturday, President Abbas reiterated that Israel and some Arab countries share the blame for the PA’s financial crisis." But the Palestinian Authority and its big brother, the PLO, are not to blame for the financial crisis? The PA was and always will be a "temporary" government. It's time for it to expire and dissolve.

3 ) Nour / 1-STATE
09/09/2012 10:46
After 20 years, the PA refuses to see reality as it is: It exists to serve Zionism. Overthrow the PA to break the status quo of occupation, subjugation, begging, and poverty!

4 ) Nidal / U.S.
09/09/2012 21:36
Do not blame the Arab Countries and the West when the PA and the president are in deep corruption !!!

5 ) Business / Israel
10/09/2012 01:33
Wasnt Guy Fawkes a Catholic fanatic that wanted to blow up Parliament? Some role model.

6 ) Yehuda Solomon / Israel
10/09/2012 04:39
@ 1) Firas/Amman, 2) Rami/Palestine and 3) Nour/1-STATE (which will NEVER happen), All of you have very valid points. I also admit WE are much to blame for the PA's economic problems. Point is: Even if we completely got the hell out of Palestinian economic affairs, your people would still be in an economic mess. That's why if you and your Palestinian brethren were in Jordan/Palestine, there wouldn't even be any of this crap to cope with. You think anything's going to get better ??? ...

7 ) southparkbear / usa
11/09/2012 18:44
the PA is like a slot-machine when the winning odds have been fixed at zero. Now why still palestinians keep playing the game of 1 arm bandit with zero chance?
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