Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel stay underneath completely different governments and have more and more developed separate identities. But on Tuesday, Palestinian activists hope to unite individuals throughout the three territories in a general strike to protest Israel’s air marketing campaign in Gaza and different measures concentrating on Palestinians.
The initiative additionally has the backing of each Hamas, the militant group that guidelines Gaza, and Fatah, the ruling occasion of the Palestinian Authority that workout routines restricted self-autonomy in components of the West Bank.
“We want to send a clear message that we stand together in saying enough to the aggression on Gaza,” stated Essam Bakr, one in every of the organizers. “But we are also saying enough to the attacks on the Aqsa Mosque, enough to the occupation and settlement building and enough to the unjust treatment of Palestinians.”
Over the previous week, militant teams in Gaza have fired hundreds of rockets towards Israel, killing at the very least 10 Israeli residents, whereas Israel has pounded Gaza with airstrikes, which have claimed the lives of greater than 200 Palestinians, together with dozens of youngsters, despite the fact that the military has stated it means solely to focus on Hamas army websites and personnel.
On Monday, social media was flooded with calls on Palestinians to take part in the strike and a billboard encouraging Palestinian residents of Israel to participate was seen in Nazareth, the largest Arab-majority city in Israel.
In the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority declared that a massive variety of its workers would take part in the strike.
Mr. Bakr stated marches would happen in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel at 2 p.m. native time. The protesters in the West Bank have been planning to move to dozens of areas close to the place there are Israeli safety forces, he stated, and clashes have been anticipated.