Palestinian labour minister, Nasri Abu Jaish who is also representative of the left-wing party declares that he has been disallowed from resigning even though he had appended his resignation to authorities.
Abu Jaish had threatened resignation when activist Nizar Banat’s home was invaded, and the activist was forcefully taken into custody by Palestinian security over his last social media video that featured the exposure of the corrupt government of Palestine.
Abu Jaish’s declaration of willingness to resign followed the protests that ensued after Banat’s arrest and the impending fear that the activist might be murdered.
Banat’s death on the 24th of July has caused so many protests asking for the resignation of Palestinian President, Mahmud Abbas.
Abu Jaish admits on Sunday that the prime minister’s declination of authorizing his resignation despite the fact he had appended the resignation letter twice is what is making him stay in office as yet the labour minister.
On Sunday, a mass protest had taken place demanding the president of the country steps down. They declared that despite being assaulted they would do all it takes to keep standing and be determined for justice.
Anger is vented over the insufficient attention the government has paid to democracy so far. One of the protesters said that citizens have every right to determine who was to lead them as president.
According to reports, parliamentary elections that were supposed to be held in May, have been shifted indefinitely leaving protesters vexed, making activists like Banat convey their thoughts through social media, and eventually leading to the demise of the activist.
Protesters expressed how imperative it was to reconstruct the whole system of the Palestine government. Although investigations are said to be ongoing regarding the death of activist Nizar Banat, protests are yet to abate.