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Palestinians Hang and Burn Trump, Pence Effigies

Palestinians have voiced their frustration - in the halls of the U.N. as well as in the streets - with the United States as it stands for Israel. But now, The Times of Israel reports, a Palestinian demonstration has included the hanging and burning of effigies of American leadership:

Palestinian television on Saturday aired a video of Palestinians carrying out a mock-execution of US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Effigies of the US leaders were hanged and then burned in a street in the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem.

Palestinians froze their ties with Washington following Trump’s December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The US has reacted to the boycott by freezing payments worth $100 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) earlier this month, and the White House and Congress are threatening to further cut aid to the Palestinians.

Wattan TV said the action was intended as a “rejection” by protesters of US cuts to UNRWA. Wattan is an independent TV station based in Ramallah.

Tags: United States , Video , Palestinians

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