West Bank general strike protests ongoing Israeli operation in Jenin

Ahram Online , Tuesday 4 Jul 2023

A general strike is sweeping through the occupied West Bank cities on Tuesday in firm condemnation of the Israeli operation in Jenin and its camp, which killed 10 Palestinians and injured many more.

Palestinian general strike in Hebron city in the occupied West Bank on July 4, 2023, in protest of a
A man walks past shuttered shops during a Palestinian general strike in Hebron city in the occupied West Bank on July 4, 2023, in protest of an ongoing Israeli military operation in Jenin city. AFP

 

The Palestinian Coordination Committee in Bethlehem has confirmed the strike and called on people to gather at the Bab Al-Zaqaq intersection to support the people of Jenin, according to the Palestinian News Agency (SAFA).

The Fatah movement in Hebron has also declared the strike and called for confrontations with Israeli occupation forces at contact points and road blockades for Israeli settlers.

The strike has also been declared in Nablus, Ramallah, and Al-Bireh.

In Jerusalem, national and Islamic groups have designated Tuesday as a day of escalation against the Israeli occupation and its settlers throughout the governorate.

The groups issued a statement urging all Palestinians to escalate and "confront the Israeli occupation, go on strike, and mourn the martyrs of Jenin and its camp."

The Israeli occupation army announced the continuation of its military operation in Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, for the second day in a row.

 

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