Palestinians protest against us recognition of Israeli settlements

Added On November 28, 2019

Huge anti-U.S. rallies have been held across the West Bank following Washington's recent announcement that the U.S. government no longer considers Israeli settlements to be "inconsistent" with international law.
Protests were called for by various Palestinian political factions, which declared Tuesday as a "Day of Rage."
The protests were held at Israeli military checkpoints throughout the West Bank.
SOUNDBITE 1(ENGLISH): Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh, Palestinian Prime Minister
"With every single Palestinian voice that has been gathered today is to make our voice loud and clear that we totally reject the American declaration that has to do with the illegal settlement, with the colonization of the Palestinian territory. This is not disputed territory, this is occupied territory and the Palestinians are the only ones who have the right to establish their own state on their own territory."
Mahmoud Aloul, deputy chairman of the ruling Fatah movement headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the "Day of Rage" is for the Palestinians to voice their outrage.
SOUNDBITE :MAHMOUD ALOUL, Deputy Chairman of Fatah movement
"There are political movements on all levels; the UN Security Council, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and with other levels at the UN, and along with this, the situation on the ground must also be on par, and therefore we called for this day of rage."
Hundreds of Palestinians marched from Ramallah city center toward the Israeli military checkpoint of Beit El settlements in north of the city, where clashes broke out with Israeli soldiers.