Angry Palestinian masses took to the streets on Tuesday to speak out against the so-called “deal of the century”, hours before the US President Donald Trump was expected to reveal it in Washington.
Clashes were reported between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Arroub refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank. The soldiers unleashed heavy spates of rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas to disband the protests.
Rallies also swept other West Bank cities, denouncing Trump’s plan, which Palestinians believe is intended to end their cause in favor of the Israeli occupation.
At the same time, Palestinians flocked to Gaza streets, speaking up against Trump’s deal, which they said seeks to negate the refugees’ right to return to their homeland from which they were expelled by the Israeli occupation.
More rallies are expected in major Palestinian and Arab cities over the coming days, as Trump is anticipated to reveal his plan following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponent, head of Blue/White party Benny Gantz.
The Palestinian leadership is expected to also hold an emergency meeting in Ramallah at the same time and is expected to take major decisions to show its strong opposition to the American plan, which Palestinian officials have described as 'fraud of the century’.