Arab Israeli towns go on strike in protest against Gaza massacre - News Summed Up

Arab Israeli towns go on strike in protest against Gaza massacre


Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border - REUTERSRAMALLAH - 16 May 2018: Arab towns and cities in Israel on Wednesday observed a general strike to protest the massacre committed by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian protesters during the "Great March of Return" protests on Gaza borders, claiming the lives of 61 protesters and injuring more than 3,000 others.In a statement released on Wednesday, the Arab People Follow-up Committee in Israel said that it is a national duty that Israeli Arabs should make immediate response to the Israeli massacre by staging protests across the various cities and towns.The statement urged the international community to counter the continued Israeli crimes that have been launched since the anniversary of Land Day under backing from the US administration. The statement asserted that protesting is a legitimate right of the Palestinian people and can never be relinquished.Israeli Arabs are the Palestinians who remained in their villages and towns after the Nakba Day in 1948. The number of Israeli Arab residents in Israel is put at 1.7 million, representing about 20% of Israel's population.


Source: Egypt Today May 16, 2018 10:18 UTC


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