Palestinians are observing a general strike across the occupied West Bank and al-Quds to mourn a young Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli forces in a confrontation.
Heeding a call from nationalist factions, Palestinians observed the one-day general strike on Thursday to pay homage to Udai Tamimi, who was gunned down during a reported firefight with the Israeli forces at the entrance of the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim in the east of the holy occupied city of al-Quds on Wednesday.
Businesses, schools and different facilities shut down their doors in different areas of the West Bank and al-Quds. The strike also included public transportation.
Tamimi, 22, was wanted by the Israeli military after killing an Israeli soldier, identified as Noa Lazar, at a checkpoint near the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp in al-Quds on Oct. 8.
The 10-day search for Tamimi witnessed the Israeli military shutting down the entrances to the camp and laying siege that paralyzed healthcare services and schools there.
Palestinian resistance factions called for the strike and urged Palestinians to take to the streets to denounce Tamimi’s killing and other acts of violence by the Israeli regime, including the ongoing blockade on Nablus.
The Israeli regime has intensified its deadly crackdown on Palestinians in the occupied territories.
According to the Health Ministry, a total of 174 Palestinians, including 41 minors, were killed by Israeli forces since the start of 2022.
It added that 123 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank and 51 others in the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Israeli regime occupied the West Bank during a heavily-Western-backed war in 1967. Ever since, it has dotted the territory with hundreds of illegal settlements that have come to house more than 600,000 Israeli settlers.
Palestinian youth succumbs to wounds from Israeli violence in West Bank
Meanwhile, another Palestinian youth on Oct. 20 lost his life due to Israeli violence in the occupied West Bank, according to the Health Ministry.
The Ministry said in a press release that 16-year-old Muhammad Fadi Nuri died of his critical wounds he had sustained after being shot by Israeli forces in the abdomen at the northern entrance of al-Bireh city in September.