Palestinians strike in West Bank to protest Gaza war

Shops, schools and government offices have been shut across the West Bank and East Jerusalem today as Palestinians stage a general strike protesting Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Activists called for a strike in solidarity with the territory covering businesses, public workers and education.

Many Palestinians took part and rallies were staged in the West Bank, according to Essam Abu Baker, who coordinates Palestinian factions in Ramallah.

He describes the protest as part of a global effort to put pressure on Israel to stop the war, reporting strikes taking place in parts of Jordan and Lebanon too.

“The strike today is not only in solidarity with Gaza, but also against the USA which used its veto in the Security Council against a truce,” Abu Baker says in Ramallah, referring to the US rejection of a ceasefire resolution on Friday.

Most Popular