Palestinians hold general strike ahead of Trump's arrivala

Palestinians hold general strike ahead of Trump’s arrivala


Ramallah — Palestinians are holding a general strike in the West Bank in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners in Israeli jails. The strike coincides with the arrival of President Donald Trump for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. AP/UNB news agency reported
Hundreds of protesters blocked roads in cities and towns of the West Bank as the hunger strike entered its 36th day Monday. A Palestinian advocacy group says several of the hundreds of hunger striking prisoners were hospitalized.
Stores and government offices closed down, public transportation ground to a halt and main thoroughfares in Palestinian cities were empty of people and cars.
The Palestinian prisoners’ affairs committee called for a “day of rage” on Tuesday, when Trump visits Bethlehem, for “the voice of the prisoners to be heard by the president.”


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