General strike and violent riots: Gaza, PA protest US-sponsored 50-billion Mideast plan
A general strike and three days of rage were declared in the Palestinian Authority and Gaza in protest against the US-sponsored economic summit in Bahrain as part of the Mideast plan, which calls for $50 billion in investments for the PA and neighboring Arab countries.
In Gaza, Hamas along with other terror groups and Arab factions called for a general strike and demonstrations in order to protest against the workshop in Bahrain. Official and private institutions including banks and most of the shops were closed.
For the second day in a row, violent riots broke out throughout Judea and Samaria, including Hevron, Shechem, Ramallah, and Bethlehem, with Muslim terrorists burning tires and throwing rocks and firebombs at IDF troops.
In Bethlehem, Muslim terror fans burned effigies of President Trump and marched a donkey pasted over with images of Gulf royals.
The IDF responded with crowd dispersal measures, including tear gas, to quell the terrorists.
At this week’s Bahrain conference, the Trump administration hopes to draw pledges from business leaders and wealthy Gulf states to fund its economic plan, which calls for $50 billion of investment and infrastructure projects in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and neighboring Arab countries with large populations of so-called Palestinians.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan, and various Gulf states have sent finance officials to the workshop.
The Palestinian Authority, for its part, has rejected the 50-billion plan.