Hundreds of Palestinians hold a rally against a new Israeli threat to expel West Bank residents after the Arab League declared full support for their resistance.
Palestinians attended the sit-in demonstration on Tuesday after the 22-member Arab organization called on them to resist any order that could cause their expulsion from their homeland.
“Smash Israeli apartheid, free Palestine,” chanted more than 200 demonstrators in the center of the West Bank city of Ramallah.
In a statement released Tuesday, the Arab League in Cairo pledged “full support for Palestinian steps in the occupied territories to resist” any order related to the regime’s new plan for the expulsion of thousands of residents from the territory.
It called on the Palestinians “to reject and not cooperate and acquiesce in it.”
The Israeli military issued a new decree under which thousands of Palestinian residents of the West Bank would be defined as infiltrators.
“Under the new orders, anyone found without a designated permit, including Palestinians living in areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, can be imprisoned for up to seven years as well as expelled from the West Bank,” said the Israeli decree.
Israel’s army, however, denied reports of plans to carry out mass deportation of Palestinians from the West Bank.