RAMALLAH, Feb 21 (JMCC) - Several hundred Palestinians, many of them Fateh
loyalists and government workers, demonstrated in Ramallah
Sunday to voice objection to United States policies, reports the
The US used its veto power in the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block a resolution condemning Israel
's construction of settlements
in the occupied West Bank
Our message to America, which says it supports freedom in the Arab world, is: Where are the freedoms of the Palestinian people? Raed Radwan, the local Fatah leader, told the crowd gathered in Manara Square. Washington, where is the democracy you are talking about?
Protesters chanted: Listen, Obama, listen, we're a people that won't kneel down! Obama out! Settlers out! Occupation out!
Muhammad Khalil, another speaker, accused the United States of raising its hand in a veto against the right of our people to an independent Palestinian state. He vowed that there will be no negotiations in the shadow of the criminal bias in favor of Israel.
Palestinians are calling for a day of rage on Friday to continue their objections.