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Fatah official: Given US-Israeli decisions “against the Palestinian people, land, holy sites, and rights, all of the agreements… can go to hell”

Headline: "Dozens wounded including three journalists"

"During confrontations at the entrance to El-Bireh, which broke out as part of the events of the national day of rage, dozens of civilians - including three journalists - were shot and wounded by the Israeli occupation army…

Angry demonstrators burned an effigy representing [US] President Donald Trump at Al-Manara Square, the beating heart of Ramallah. This was in protest against the decisions of the American administration and the occupation government regarding the Palestinian people’s rights (apparently referring especially to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement that the US does not consider Israeli towns in the West Bank illegal; see note below –Ed.), and as part of the activities that Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul considered to be the beginning of resistance on the ground against the Zionist-American aggression…

The Fatah deputy chairman announced that given the aggression and criminal American-Israeli decisions against the Palestinian people, land, holy sites, and rights, all of the agreements and conventions can go to hell, after the occupation government has abandoned them.

Al-Aloul added – to the sound of clapping from those present… – that these acts have left no path but resistance."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US administration’s new position on Israeli towns in the West Bank on Nov. 18, 2019, stating: "After carefully studying all sides of the legal debate... the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law."

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