General strike grips Palestinian territories

Gaza City, Palestinias across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip observed a comprehensive general strike Saturdday to mourn the martyrs who were shot by Israeli forces during the March of Return on the Gaza border yesterday.

Shops and businesses have shuttered their doors since the early hours of the day to heed the work stoppage called for by national and Islamic forces. The Government of National Accord also declared that schools and universities throughout the occupied Palestinian lands will be shut.

Palestinians expressed outrage over Israel’s bloody military response to demonstrations on the Gaza border marking Land Day, in which troops shot and killed 17 protesters and injured over 1,400 people.

Source: Jordan News Agency