Civil disobedience starts across Jerusalem on Sunday

MENA , Sunday 19 Feb 2023

An overall strike was staged on Sunday across Jerusalem in implementation of the civil disobedience called for by the Palestinian national and Islamic forces in protest of arbitrary Israeli measures against Palestinians in the city and the rest of the occupied territories, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Jerusalem civil disobedience
The national powers called on Palestinian workers not to go to their workplaces in Israel and to stop paying their taxes to the Israeli authorities and the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem. Screen grab from Twitter video courtesy of Palestinian Quds News Network

 

The national powers called on Palestinian workers not to go to their workplaces in Israel and to stop paying their taxes to the Israeli authorities and the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem.

Roads leading to the Shuafat camp checkpoint as well as the entrance to Anata town were closed.

The civil disobedience comes in response to the daily crimes of the Israeli occupation government against Palestinians in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied territories, including extrajudicial killings, arrests, and home demolitions.

It also comes against the backdrop of the almost daily Israeli police and military raids on the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat, in occupied Jerusalem, and the adjoining town of Anata.

In Hebron, a Palestinian child was injured in an attack on Saturday by hardcore Israeli settlers, guarded by army, on vehicles and homes in the Old City, south of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said scores of armed Israeli settlers embarked on a rampage attacking Palestinians’ homes and vehicles at Shuhada Street in the Old City, injuring a Palestinian child, Emran Jaber. The child was hospitalized as a result.

The rampaging settlers also attacked and vandalized several parked vehicles before an Israeli army force arrived at the scene to secure their way back. Confrontations erupted between the Israeli occupation forces and local Palestinian residents in the aftermath of the attack.

Israeli settler fanatics also shouted profanities at Palestinians as they passed through the Israeli military checkpoint at Shuhada Street in Hebron’s Old City, threatening them with forced displacement and with more assaults.

The city of Hebron is home to roughly 200,000 Palestinians and about 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers who live in colonial compounds in the heart of the city, heavily guarded by Israeli troops.

In February 2019, Israel expelled the only international monitors protecting Hebron’s Palestinians from the 800 heavily guarded settlers, one of whom committed the 1994 massacre that triggered their deployment.

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