Middle East

Sep 13, 2012

Squeezed Palestinians ignite the West Bank

After a long, hot summer, tensions inside the Palestinian West Bank are reaching boiling point. Protests over rising living costs are fuelling wider discontent, writes Nigel O'Connor.

After a long, hot summer, tensions inside the Palestinian West Bank are reaching boiling point. Protests over rising living costs began last Wednesday and have escalated day-by-day with burning tyres and road blocks restricting movement on major arterial roads in scenes that some are comparing to the beginning of the first Palestinian intifada in 1987.

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2 thoughts on “Squeezed Palestinians ignite the West Bank

  1. rupert moloch

    A question: are the mainland Chinese involved in any international development projects in the occupied territories?

  2. Kevin Herbert

    Israel is a racist apartheid State…fully supported by both maj0r
    Australian parties…at the US State Department’s insistence no doubt.

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