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Palestinians not optimistic about future, PA faces dwindling popularity

The Palestinians’ optimism about the future has sharply decreased along with the popularity of the Palestinian Authority and its government.
Palestinian protesters rally denouncing the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the aftermath of the death of activist Nizar Banat while in the custody of PA security forces, Ramallah, West Bank, July 17, 2021.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The popularity of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its government is indisputably and incessantly declining among Palestinians.

This decline started when President Mahmoud Abbas postponed April 30 the general elections —  presidential, legislative and Palestinian National Council elections for the PLO — followed by the security services’ killing June 24 of the political opponent Nizar Banat in Hebron in the southern West Bank.

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