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Palestinian protests extend to West Bank and East Jerusalem

Mahmoud Abbas announces that his government will withdraw recognition from the state of Israel

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Palestinian protests extend to West Bank and East Jerusalem

This Tuesday has been a day of strike and mourning in Palestinian territories and East Jerusalem in support of victims of clashes in Gaza during protests for transfer, this Monday, from U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to holy city. 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in Gaza Strip where bloodiest day was lived since war of 2014 between Israel and Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that y would withdraw recognition from state of Israel.

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  • FOTOGALERÍANueva day of protests in Palestinian territories, in images

This Tuesday, it was difficult to find in Old City of Jerusalem some open shop whose owner was not Jewish. "What has happened is dreadful. It's a shame that everything is closed but y must honor ir dead and demand that someone do something to avoid more deaths, "told Gloria Patricia, a Mexican tourist in Plaza del Santo Sepulchre. The Arab and Christian neighborhoods of old Town remained practically deserted with some or group of pilgrims following Viacrucis by Via Dolorosa and numerous presence of Israeli security forces.

With all shops, institutions and schools also closed, at noon, sirens sounded in Ramallah to remember that, this Tuesday, Palestinians commemorated also 70 anniversary of NAKBA — ir national catastrophe, when many had to To leave ir lands when war that followed birth of Israeli state on 14 May 1948 — erupted. Thousands of m participated in what y called Ramal's great return March screaming slogans against occupation and carrying a giant key, symbol of ir hope of return to homes of those who were expelled " NAKBA is ethnic cleansing of people Palestinian. It is aparid and is intensifying, "said Nabil Shaath, Palestinian presidential adviser on international policy.

A black smoke covered sky at noon at north entrance of Bethlehem. Dozens of young Palestinians cut off one of main streets and set fire to a pile of tires to deal with stones and Molotov cocktails to Israeli soldiers of military access control of city.  Scenes that were repeated in Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, in center of Hebron, in north of Ramallah, in Nablus and in vicinity of passage of Qalandia. In Ramallah, re were at least five injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, y assured Efe medical sources.

Between Monday and Tuesday, 38 Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces, 20 of m in Jerusalem during protest, reported Palestinian portal Wafa.

All this on day when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas — who had just arrived from a Latin American tour — underwent a small ambulatory intervention at a hospital in Ramallah. The Rais decreed three days of official mourning for victims of clashes with Israel and described as "advanced settlement" transfer of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. The Palestinian leader who called "massacre" what happened on Monday in Gaza, also announced that in coming days his government will hold various meetings to implement decisions taken at last meeting of Palestinian Central Council, including To withdraw recognition from state of Israel.

The Council of Ministers meeting in Ramallah strongly condemned fact that representatives of Hungary, Romania, Austria and Czech Republic participate at reception offered by Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on occasion of opening of new United States Embassy in Jerusalem. It also announced that Palestinian government would go to UN and or agencies such as International Criminal Court to call for an investigation into action of Israeli military to stifle demonstrations in Gaza Strip.


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