Press Release: Popular Committees Organized a Protest in Front of Prime Minister’s Office

26 September 2012

The Popular Resistance High Follow Up Commission in Palestine has called on the government to stop the negligence policy towards the popular resistance which have affected adversely the functioning, continuity and dissemination of the peaceful popular resistance in various locations in Palestine.

This call came during a protest organized this afternoon in front of the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Salam Fayad with the participation of dozens of coordinators and members of the Popular Committees against the apartheid wall and settlement throughout the West Bank.

The protesters expressed their resentment of the government’s policy towards the Popular Resistance, which led to decline, due to the conversion of some committees in the sites to non government organizations based on unclear resources of aid associated with unpatriotic agendas, encouraging some of the Palestinian organizations normalization gatherings, meetings and conferences, absence of clear government development plan to area “C”, deliberate negligence to the logistic needs of the popular committees among many other issues.

The protestors demanded the Prime Minister to provide elements of support and steadfastness of the Palestinian citizens especially those who are exposed to daily violations by the Israeli army and settlers and are represented by collective arrests, destruction of houses and the imposition of exorbitant fines and bails where the citizens cannot provide a minimum of them. The protesters pointed out that escalatory step will be organized if the government continued this negligence.