RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM – Thousands of Palestinians staged rallies in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday to protest the ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip.
The rallies came amid a general strike staged across the occupied territory and Arab towns in Israel, in what organizers termed as a “day of anger” over Israeli assaults.
“The Palestinian people proved to be united against oppression, occupation and aggression,” Tawfiq Tirawi, a member of Fatah’s Central Committee, said during a rally in central Ramallah.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral procession for a 17-year-old Palestinian, who was shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes in Hebron on Monday.
Palestinians also staged a protest near Israel-controlled Huwara checkpoint in Nablus to demand an end to Israeli attacks in Gaza.
At least 236 Palestinians have been killed, including 61 children and 36 women, and 1,442 others injured in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since May 10, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. In the West Bank, 22 Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli forces since last week.
Ten Israelis have also been killed in Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.