Hundreds of Palestinians are rallying in Gaza City demanding that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas step down.
Photos and videos of Saraya Square shows crowds this afternoon chanting “Go, go, Abbas, that’s the demand of the people.”
The rally is organized by a movement called the Free Gaza Movement, whose members are circulating anti-Abbas content on social media platforms.
— المركز الفلسطيني للإعلام (@PalinfoAr) February 24, 2019
Over the past year, Abbas has cut budgets allocated to Gaza to pressure Hamas to return control of the Strip to the PA. While he has reinstated some of the funds he originally froze, Gaza’s Hamas rulers continue to criticize him for not restoring all of the funds.