Arab local councils in Israel went today on a general strike in protest against the failure of the Israeli government to respond to their demands to compensate them for the great losses suffered in light of the coronavirus pandemic and to treat them equally to their Jewish counterparts.
Heads of the Arab local councils protested on Monday outside the Israeli Ministry of Finance in West Jerusalem, with the participation of a number of Arab members of the Israeli parliament from the Joint List.
NAZARETH #Arab local councils in #Israel went on general strike to protest Israeli govt failure to respond to their demands to compensate them for great losses suffered in light of the #COVID19 pandemic & to treat them equally to their Jewish colleagues Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg pic.twitter.com/3evqjcURfq
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The strike, called for by the Regional Committee of the Heads of Arab Local Councils, included all departments of the councils.
The protesters raised signs and chanted slogans condemning the Israeli government’s policy of systematic discrimination, rejecting its official racist policy towards the Arab masses and their councils.
(Palestine Chronicle, WAFA, Social Media)