Abbas resignation demanded by West Bank demonstrators
[Al Ahram] Around 200 people demonstrated in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Paleostinian president the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
Waving flags and shouting "Abu Mazen (Abbas) leave," they marched from the central Al-Manara Square towards the presidential headquarters. They were blocked by police and there were some scuffles before the marchers dispersed.
The march had been called to denounce the arrest in the West Bank, controlled by Abbas's Fatah party, of partisans of the Islamist movement Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, and arrests in the Hamas-controlled Gazoo Strip of Fatah sympathisers.
But there was also social unrest in the West Bank last month, with Abbas's Paleostinian Authority coming under criticism for high inflation, particularly of petrol.
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