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Palestinian uprising?

4y ago


The Palestinian Authority has been hit by a flurry of protests in recent weeks, with residents rising up against the state of the economy, the rising cost of living and a series of austerity measures that are being promoted by PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. The past few weeks saw marches in Ramallah, Nablus and Tulkarm; turnout ranged from dozens to hundreds. Over the weekend, hundreds rallied in Hebron, calling for Fayyad to step down. So far the PA has managed to contain the demonstrations, but the disorder, as limited as it might be, appears to have alarmed Fayyad's administration.