Palestinians hold anti-US rallies on eve of US-led Bahrain conference

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Palestinians hold anti-US rallies on eve of US-led Bahrain conference

Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain.

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Palestinians hold anti-US rallies on eve of US-led Bahrain conference

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday (June 24) against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain.

Many Palestinian business groups have said they will boycott the June 25-26 event, billed as part of Washington's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and spearheaded by Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

"Down with Bahrain, down with Trump, down with the Manama conference," chanted crowds in Gaza, which is ruled by the armed Islamist group Hamas.

Some burned large paintings of Trump marked with the words: "Deal of the devil." Leaders in both territories have accused Washington of pro-Israel bias and railed against the conference's focus on economics, rather than their aspirations for an independent state.

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