[News] Palestinian factions call for 'Day of Rage' against Israeli occupation June 2nd

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  Palestinian factions call for 'Day of Rage' against Israeli occupation

May 29, 2017 - http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777388
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Palestinian Islamic and National forces in the 
occupied West Bank joined together on Monday to call for a ‘Day of Rage’ 
on Friday, June 2, “in all Palestinian districts and around the world” 
in protest against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and to demand 
independence for the Palestinian people.

The various political factions convened on Monday and released a 
statement, confirming their rejection of Israeli aggressions in occupied 
East Jerusalem and demanded that protection be provided for Palestinian 
Jerusalemites against Israeli attempts to “Judaize” the city. 
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777382>In the meeting, forces 
said that Israel “must be forced to commit to the UNESCO 
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=776816>and UNSC 
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=774590>resolutions regarding 
Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque,” confirmed their rejection of the 
return to peace negotiations under American auspices, 
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777244> and condemned US 
President Donald Trump’s categorization of the Hamas movement as a 
terrorist group, which the forces said wrongfully associated the 
Palestinian resistance movement with terrorism. 

“The US will not succeed in directing attention away from the 
Palestinian cause,” the groups said, adding that “there will be no 
security or peace until the end of occupation, the return of refugees to 
their homelands and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.”

Forces also congratulated the Palestinian people on “the successful 
support they provided to prisoners while on hunger strike,” and 
congratulated Palestinian prisoners for their “victory” afterending a 
40-day mass hunger strike on Saturday 
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777343>, despite conflicting 
reports over what demands were actually met 
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777381> in negotiations with 
Israeli Prison Services (IPS).

Over the course of the 40 day strike, during which time up to at least 
1,600 prisoners abstained from food for a period of time, Palestinian 
factions joined together on multiple occasions to call for ‘days of 
rage’ <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777183> against Israeli 
forces, which saw clashes across the occupied West Bank and Gaza, and 
several Palestinians injured with live fire. 

One Palestinian was shot dead last week 
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777283> by an Israeli settler 
during clashes that erupted after a solidarity march near the village of 
Huwwara, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank.
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