The Israeli authorities resented the success of Palestinian activism in Jerusalem and now want to quash it.
Jalal Abukhater is a Jerusalemite. He holds an MA in International Relations and Politics from the University of Dundee, Scotland.
And it has made colonial violence a permanent feature of Palestinian lives in the holy city.
Emiratis are now allowed to visit Israel with ease, but we still have no freedom of movement in our own homeland.
COVID-19 has spread, uncontrolled, in heavily populated Palestinian cities, towns, and overcrowded refugee camps.
Palestinians can’t continue to live like this. We need to rise and act before we fall deeper into the abyss.
The Palestinian leadership has no plan of action, no vision to respond to the Israeli political onslaught.
We, Palestinians, want to hear the Palestinian leadership say: ‘Yes, we failed.’
For many Jerusalemites, the PA’s latest “call for rage” is little more than a desperate attempt to stay relevant.