Palestinians Planning ‘Popular Uprising’ against Trump Peace Plan
Palestinians are planning a “popular uprising” scheduled for June 25 and 26 to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Representatives of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) factions and Palestinian civil society organizations have called on all Palestinians to participate. Wasel Abu Yousef, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, said the demonstrations’ aim was to “confront American-Israeli schemes aimed at eliminating the rights of the Palestinian people” and “voice their rejection of all American policies.” The protests will coincide with a U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain – where the Trump Administration intends to reveal the financial portion of the “deal of the century.” The Palestinian Authority has called on Palestinians and Arab states to boycott the summit. Jordan and Egypt, the two Arab countries having peace treaties with Israel, have yet to respond to the U.S. invitation. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have announced that they will be attending. However, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani clarified to reporters in London on Sunday that Doha would not support any plan that the Palestinians did not accept.