Photos by Yotam Ronen, Oren Ziv / Activestills.org
Text by Keren Manor
A Palestinian citizen of Israel waves a Palestinian flag during a protest against the police killing of Khir Hamdan in Umm al-Fahm. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Palestinian citizens of Israel called for a general strike on Sunday to protest the shooting death of Khir Hamdan at the hands of Israeli police overnight on Saturday. The strike paralyzed large cities and villages across the country, with several schools shutting down for the day.
Palestinians demonstrate against the killing of Khir Hamdan in Taybe. The sign reads: ‘The police is guilty of murder.’ (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Protests took place throughout the day at the Technion in Haifa, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University in Be’er Sheva and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Demonstrations also took place in Arab cities and villages, including in Kafr Kanna, Kafr Manda, Acre, Tamra, Kafr Qassem, Sakhnin, Umm al-Fahm and Taybe. Approximately 25 protesters were arrested.
The local post office in the city of Taybe closes down as part of the general strike to protest the killing of Khir Hamdan. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Palestinian youth protest against the Hamdan killing in Umm al-Fahm. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Palestinian women protest the Hamdan killing at the entrance to the city of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
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