By Dawoud Abu Lebdeh
East Jerusalem – Last month, large protests swept through major cities in the West Bank. In some places the demonstrations escalated into destruction of public property and a display of anarchy, while in others they were calm and collected. Peaceful or otherwise, the various demonstrations shared a common grievance: the economic policies of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, recently highlighted after price hikes on main consumer items such as fuel and flour.
These protests have called into question whether the Palestinian Authority (PA) is still able to lead the Palestinian people.
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