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Will Abbas intervene to save Nablus from mayhem?

The situation in the streets of Nablus has become very dangerous in light of the chaos and security unrest, while Palestinian officials exploit the situation to settle political scores.
A Palestinian protester sets a tyre ablaze during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Duma near Nablus, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Awad  - RTSDPPM
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The Nablus governorate in the north of the West Bank has been witnessing security unrest since February, including street shootings, tires being set on fire and the closing down of public institutions.

Numerous reasons have led to this unrest. On March 9, young men closed down schools and blocked the main streets in the city of Nablus, and national figures declared a public strike in Askar refugee camp to protest the Palestinian Authority's (PA) neglect of the issues inside the camp and the marginalization of its residents.

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