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Hundreds protest in Ramallah over PA critic’s death in custody

Palestinians lift placards in Arabic which read "between the (Palestinian) Authority and the (Israeli) army" in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 3, 2021, as they protest against the Palestinian Authority over the death of activist Nizar Banat while in the custody of PA security forces. (Abbas Momani/AFP)
Palestinians lift placards in Arabic which read "between the (Palestinian) Authority and the (Israeli) army" in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 3, 2021, as they protest against the Palestinian Authority over the death of activist Nizar Banat while in the custody of PA security forces. (Abbas Momani/AFP)

Hundreds protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority’s seat of power, over the recent death of prominent opposition figure Nizar Banat while he was in the custody of PA security forces.

The protesters call for those those involved in Banat’s death to be put on trial and call for PA President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

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