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Gazans protest against PA's handling of Al-Aqsa clashes

The protestors were also demonstrating against the PA's use of live fire at a West Bank demo
Palestinian youth in Gaza ask for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to step down over his handling of Al-Aqsa tensions on 21 September 2015 (MEE/Mohammed Asad)

A small number of Palestinians in Gaza demonstrated on Monday against the way Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces handled protests in the West Bank agains the tense situation in occupied Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

On Sunday, a PA security official opened live fire at Palestinian protesters in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem.

On Friday, PA security forces had attacked protestors with batons, following demonstrations criticising the Palestinian leadership for continuing to collaborate with Israeli forces, despite the latter's involvement in restrictions of worship in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Last week, Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa mosque a number of times, clashing with worshipers, attacking them with rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades, causing dozens of injuries.

Palestinian youth in Gaza ask for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to step down over his handling of Al-Aqsa tensions on 21 September 2015 (MEE/Mohammed Asad)