By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost—
The Palestinians said on Sunday that they are planning a “popular uprising” later this month to protest US President Donald Trump’s upcoming plan for peace in the Middle East.
The protests, scheduled for June 25 and 26, will coincide with the launching of the US-led economic workshop in Bahrain – where the US administration plans to unveil the economic portion of its long-awaited plan.
The Palestinian Authority leadership has called on Palestinians and Arabs to boycott the Bahrain conference.
Representatives of PLO factions, Palestinian civil society organizations and independent Palestinian personalities called on all Palestinians to participate in the protests against Trump’s peace plan and the Bahrain conference.
They issued the call after a meeting in el-Bireh, the twin city of Ramallah.
Wasel Abu Yusef, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said that Sunday’s meeting was the first in a series of gatherings to arrange “popular activities to confront American-Israeli schemes aimed at eliminating the rights of the Palestinian people.”
The Palestinians, he said, need to engage in “struggling action to foil the ‘Deal of the Century’ and its economic aspect, and voice their rejection of all American policies.”
Abu Yusef pointed out that the Palestinians were in agreement about boycotting the Bahrain workshop and urging Arabs to follow suit, “because the rights of the Palestinian people can’t be traded for money.” Continue Reading….