Thousands of people accompanied Nizar Banat’s coffin through the streets of occupied West Bank, many of them chanting “the people want the fall of the regime” and “leave, leave Abbas”.
Palestinian parliamentary candidate Nizar Banat was severely beaten in custody, causing his death, his relatives allege. Banat had accused Palestinian leadership of corruption and had condemned a short-lived Covid-19 vaccine exchange with Israel.
Israeli police fire plastic bullets and sound bombs wounding at least 10 more unarmed Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, as Arab nations, including signatories of Abraham Accords, hit out at Israel over ongoing violence.
Palestinian leadership will convene later this week to discuss whether to postpone next month's elections if Israel does not allow voting in the occupied East Jerusalem, PM Mohammad Shtayyeh says.
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