People in large numbers are protesting against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian authorities.
The protests started after the death of a critic of Palestinian Authority under the custody of security forces.
The incident is not a one-off issue but rather a protest against Abbas for cancelling the first elections in 15 years.
Abbas is also accused of ignoring the problems faced by people in Gaza strip during the Gaza war. There are also allegations of multiple corruption.
The Palestinian Authority is considered a leading figure in peaceful resolution of the Palestine issue. The US, EU and even Israel acknowledge its work.
The Palestinian Authority (PA)
The PA was established in 1990 after series of negotiations between Israel, Palestine Liberation Force and the West.
The PA was considered a state in waiting after it was given limited authority to rule in parts of West Bank, east of Jerusalem.
Further negotiations have not yielded any substantial lead for the peace process and talks have not taken place since 2009.
In 2007 elections, militant organisation Hamas seized power in Gaza strip. This restricted power of PA to only West Bank. The reconciliation between these two entities have not taken place.
The PA has long relations with Israel and west. It is considered corrupt by majority of Palestinians. PA has gone after Hamas with help from Israel.
General Palestinians also accuse PA of doing nothing to protect Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque, while Hamas has stood up to Israel during Gaza war.
Reasons for survival
US, EU and Israel have invested heavily in PA and does not want it to falter to Hamas.
Fall of PA will result in violence in West bank, which otherwise is comparatively silent.