Palestinian lawyers hold rare protest against Abbas’ ‘rule by decree’

Mon, 2022-07-25 13:36

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territory: Hundreds of Palestinian lawyers held a rare street protest on Monday in what they described as “rule by decree” of the Palestinian Authority, condemning President Mahmoud Abbas to rule without parliament.
The Palestinian Legislative Council – created under the Oslo peace deal with Israel – has been inactive since 2007, meaning that Abbas has headed without a functioning parliament for almost his entire term as president.
But a new leadership of the Palestinian Bar Association has sought to put pressure on the PA.

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