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▸ [Palestine - Abbas facing Palestinian protestors, accused of corruption and 'Police State' mentality] NPR

The Kalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah in the West Bank is best known as a flashpoint between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces. Images of masked youths throwing rocks by the painted concrete wall here are ubiquitous.

Protesters gathered at Kalandia again last week, but their focus wasn’t Israeli soldiers: It was Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

"I think there will be an intifada, or uprising, not against the Israelis, but against Abbas and all the corrupt people around him," says one protester, who won’t give his name for fear of reprisals.

He says he’s a staunch supporter of the Fatah movement, which dominates the Palestinian Authority, but he no longer supports Abbas, its leader. And he’s not alone, as opposition to the 77-year-old leader grows among disillusioned and frustrated Palestinians.

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