RAMALLAH, Thursday, October 20, 2022 (WAFA) – Palestinians are observing a general strike in the occupied West Bank to mourn a Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire.
Heading a call from nationalist factions, Palestinians are observing a one-day general strike to mourn the killing of Udai Tamimi in a fire exchange with Israeli forces at the entrance of the colonial settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem.
Tamimi, 22, a resident of the Jerusalem refugee camp of Shuafat, remained at large for over ten days after being accused of killing a soldier and injuring another in a drive-by shooting attack at the Shufat checkpoint on Oct. 8.
Businesses, schools, universities and different facilities observed the strike and shut down their doors in different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem. The strike also included public transportation.
Palestinian factions had called for the strike and urged Palestinians to take to the streets to denounce the killing of Tamimi and other Israeli violations, including the ongoing tight siege on Nablus and intensifying settler attacks.
Meanwhile, The occupation authorities continue to impose a nine-day on Nablus, bringing daily life in the occupied West Bank city to a virtual halt with devastating economic impacts on its residents.
For nine days, the Israeli military has closed all eight surrounding military checkpoints to enter and exit Nablus. It has also erected dozens more flying checkpoints, and has sealed off a network of side roads across the district, which is home to over 425,000 people spread across four refugee camps, 55 villages, and one city.
The military has also conducted large-scale nighttime raids in the city and the surrounding villages and "stop and searches" incursions under the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.