Palestinians have held a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah to condemn the use of excessive force by the Palestinian Authority police.
The demonstrators took to the streets in Ramallah on Tuesday, three days after Palestinian Authority security forces cracked down on a June 30 demonstration against a meeting between Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz that had previously been planned for July 1.
A senior Palestinian official said on June 30 that the meeting had been postponed to a later date.
Issam Baker, a member of the Palestinian People’s Party, told Press TV on Tuesday, “We are here to condemn the suppression used by the security forces against the demonstrators.”
“Freedom of assembly is guaranteed by law. We reject any attacks on the dignity of the Palestinians and condemn the violation of our rights to freedom of expression and assembly,” Baker added.
The protesters on Tuesday also called for an end to negotiations with the Israeli regime.
Another participant in the demonstration said the protesters “try to convey a message that the negotiations process that has been going on for 20 years has not brought the Palestinians closer to their rights.”