West Bank Protests Show That Abbas’ Diplomacy Has Collapsed

But the lack of political-civil planning among all the Palestinian factions is striking.

Since Thursday evening, tens of thousands of West Bank Palestinians have taken part in demonstrations aimed at expressing rage, mourning and muqawama (resistance) — also the word used for the armed resistance to Israel in the Gaza Strip. Nine protesters have been killed and hundreds more wounded, hit by plastic-tipped or live bullets fired by Israeli troops.