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03 Oct 2019 | 04:32 AM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Nationwide general strike planned October 3

Israel News Alert

Higher Arab Monitoring Committee calls for a general strike in Israel and the Palestinian Territories on October 3; heightened security and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank

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Event

The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee announced on Wednesday, October 2, that a nationwide general strike is due to take place on Thursday, October 3, to protest rising crime and murder rates in Arab society following the killing of two brothers in Majd Al-Krum. Participants plan to begin the work stoppage in the early morning hours (local time), including in the commercial, education, and public sectors. The Committee also called for nationwide protests; in Majd Al-Krum, individuals plan to gather at 16:30 although organizers did not specify a meeting location. Participants also said that they would boycott the opening session of the Knesset due to also take place on Thursday. Further demonstrations by youth organizations are reportedly being planned following afternoon prayers on Friday, October 4.

Protests in major urban areas, including Jerusalem, and in front of police stations are possible - particularly following Friday afternoon prayers. A heightened security presence is expected during the work stoppage, and clashes between participants and security forces cannot be ruled out. Transport and business disruptions are also expected. 

Advice

Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate transportation disruptions and heightened security measures.

 

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