Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem walked out Monday on a general strike in solidarity with Arab Israelis protesting Israel’s controversial nation-state law.
In 2000, as the second Palestinian uprising gained momentum in the West Bank, Israeli Arabs took to the streets to protest the visit of then opposition leader Ariel Sharon to the Temple Mount – a move that angered Palestinian and Israeli Muslims and sparked the violence. Jpg” alt=” width=”600″ height=”375″/>
A woman walks in an empty street during a general strike in support of an Israeli-Arab protest against the ‘Jewish Nation-State Law’ in Gaza City on October 1, 2018
Mohammed Barakeh, a former Israeli MK and the head of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, said the strike had been called in coordination with groups in the Palestinian territories.
Arab Israeli leaders have called on members of their community to strike against the legislation.
Last month, 30,000 Israeli Arabs and Jews demonstrated against the legislation in Tel Aviv.