The city of Umm Al-Fahm has announced a general strike for tomorrow, in protest of the rising violence and murders in the city, located in northern Israel, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
The strike includes shops, public and private institutions, and schools, with the exception of private education, WAFA noted.
According to WAFA, the Arab municipality discussed multiple ways to address the murders that took place in the city and claimed the lives of three young Arabs, including 25-year-old Khalil Ja’u during an emergency session.
A strike action is taking place in Umm al-Fahm city in the occupied territories since 1948, and residents are calling for a march of rage tomorrow, in protest against crimes committed with the complicity of the Israeli occupation police.#NewPress_en
— NewPress (@NewPress_en) October 21, 2021
Khalil Ja’u, from Umm Al-Fahm, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning. He is the sixth member of his family to be murdered in the past two and a half years.
Moreover, Salim Abd Al-Karim Hasarma, 44, from the Arab town of Bi’ina, was killed a day before Ja’u.
In addition to the strike, local Arab municipal authorities called for a sit-in in front of the Israeli military station on Saturday, WAFA added.
A Palestinian vehicle was set on fire in the city of Umm al-Fahm in the occupied territory at dawn today. pic.twitter.com/bdvkCDaEVK
— Shehab (@ShehabPal) October 16, 2021
At least 100 Arabs have been victims of gun violence since the start of 2021.
Several protests and calls by the Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up more than 20 percent of the Israeli population.
(The Palestine Chronicle, MEMO, Social Media)