Shared June 25, 2019
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DAILY DOSE | The Palestinians are boycotting the Bahrain peace conference and refusing to come to the negotiating table after a number of moves by the President. Many in the West Bank continue to protest — some violently —against the conference itself. With any negotiations seemingly distant, is the Bahrain conference really the right answer? How do the Palestinians see it? Israeli security analyst Jacques Neriah and Palestinian activist Mustafa Barghouti analyze.
Fresh protests erupted in the West Bank on Tuesday as the United States geared up to launch the economic aspects of its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan with a conference in Bahrain later in the evening.
Israeli security forces fired tear gas to break up demonstrations in and around Ramallah, where protesters burned tires in the streets in opposition to the US peace plan for a second consecutive day.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has been bracing for possible clashes amid concerns that demonstrations could reach as far as the border checkpoints in the coming “days of escalation against the occupation,” called for by Palestinian factions.
Palestinians are boycotting the two-day "Peace to Prosperity" conference in Bahrain which Palestinian Authority President says is doomed to fail.
The plan, spearheaded by US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, aims to raise more than $50 billion for the Palestinians and their Arab neighbors and double their GDP within a decade.
The US initiative has been met with a lukewarm reception, with critics noting that the business-minded plan fails to address the most sensitive disputes at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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