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Palestine: Protests against resumption of peace talks with ‘Israel’ & calls for Day of Anger against Prawer scheme

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Palestinians protest resumption of peace talks with ‘Israel’

Press TV

Hundreds of Palestinians have taken to the streets to protests against the planned resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah on Sunday and began marching towards the PA Acting Chief Mahmoud Abbas’ headquarters before the police confronted them.

Several officers and demonstrators were injured and some were arrested during the march organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

The Palestinian-Israeli talks were halted in September 2010 over disagreements on Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.

The PA had previously demanded that Israel cease all settlement activities before talks can be resumed. Israel has refused to do so and says it will to re-launch talks without any preconditions.

On July 19, US Secretary of State John Kerry said if everything goes as expected, Israel-Palestine negotiations will resume soon.

On the same day, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas rejected Kerry’s proposal for the resumption of talks between Israel and the PA, saying it “considers the Palestinian Authority’s return to negotiations with the occupation to be at odds with the national consensus.”

Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on the territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds (Jerusalem), and the Gaza Strip and are demanding that Israel withdraw from the Palestinian territories occupied in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Tel Aviv, however, has refused to return to the 1967 borders and is unwilling to discuss the issue of al-Quds.

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Muslim worshipers expel Likud activist from Aqsa Mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– A horde of Jewish settlers led by Yehuda Glick, a right-wing activist from the Likud party, desecrated on Sunday morning under police protection the Aqsa Mosque, according to the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage.

In a press release, the foundation said that a group of Palestinian worshipers gathered around Glick, who deliberately provoked their feelings, and forced him into leaving the Mosque along with the other settlers.

The foundation noted that the Palestinian worshipers had intensified their presence at the Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in order to face any Jewish attempt to violate its sanctity.

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Activists calls for Day of Anger against Prawer scheme in 1948 territories

HAIFA, (PIC)– Youth groups in the Palestinian 1948-occupied territories called for announcing next Thursday the first of August “a day of public anger” to protest against the Prawer plan

The scheme threatens to confiscate more than eight hundred thousand dunums of lands in the Negev to the south of the Palestinian land, to demolish more than 35 Arab villages and to displace about 40 thousand Palestinian citizens.

The activists in a press release on Sunday called on all the Palestinians in the occupied territories to unite and participate in protests against the Prawer plan and announced the completion of the preparations for the 1st of August.

The Israeli Knesset has approved the Prawer law last month after the first reading.

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