by Baruch Yedid
The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Monday issued an official notice ordering its employees to march against the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop in Bahrain.
The US-LED “Peace to Prosperity” workshop in Manama, Bahrain’s capital, is slated to begin Tuesday. The summit is considered a major step towards the unveiling of President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East, and the PA has called on Arab countries and business leaders to boycott it.
The official notice orders all government offices to allow all employees to march against what it described as “the American-Zionist plot against the Palestinian project.”
Hamas has ordered a general strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, and anti-American marches are expected throughout Judea and Samaria.
The various factions within the PA have threatened violence and have called on the Arab public to take to the streets, confront Israeli forces and attack Israeli civilians.
Fearing violence, the U.S. Embassy in Israel issued a warning about “anti-American demonstrations [that] may take place in city centers in the West Bank and Gaza.”