Hundreds protest against return to negotiations in Ramallah

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Palestinians marched in Ramallah to protest a return to negotiations with Israel.

Demonstrators marched from the city center towards President Abbas’ headquarters in the Muqata, chanting slogans condemning the Palestinian Authority’s decision to return to talks.

Four PA police officers and three protesters were injured when both sides clashed during the Sunday march, which was organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Ma’an reporter said.

Addameer prisoners group said dozens of protesters were injured by police, adding that PA forces were arresting injured demonstrators at public hospitals.

Palestinian Legislative Council member Khaled Jarrar was assaulted by a policeman during the clashes, witnesses said.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to meet in Washington on July 30 for a round of talks after a three-year break in peace negotiations, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.The Palestinian delegation would be led by chief negotiator Saeb Erekat with the Israelis headed by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.

US officials will also take part in the meeting.

By Fars News Agency


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