Thousands protest at funeral of activist who died in PA custody

Thousands marched through the streets of Hebron on Friday at the funeral of a Palestinian Authority critic who died in PA custody, with many calling for the end of President Mahmoud Abbas’s 16-year rule.

According to Banat’s family members, they witnessed him being viciously beaten for eight minutes straight before officers dragged him off.

Invoking one of the best-known slogans of the 2011 Arab revolutions, demonstrators called out: “The people want to topple the regime!”