The ‘principal threat’: Time to talk about the Palestinian class struggle

A general view of the empty streets during the general strike due to the blockade of Israeli soldiers in Hebron, West Bank on October 30, 2022. [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]

On Monday, 31 October, Palestinians in the town of Al-Eizariya, east of occupied East Jerusalem, observed a general strike. The strike was declared part of the community's mourning of 49-year-old Barakat Moussa Odeh, who was killed by Israeli forces in Jericho a day earlier. This is not an isolated case. General strikes have been observed throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories in recent weeks as a form of civil disobedience and protest against the Israeli attacks on the cities of Nablus, Jerusalem, Jenin and Hebron. They were also held to mourn Palestinian fighters killed following shooting operations against Israeli soldiers of illegal Jewish settlers. Historically, general strikes have been declared and observed by working-class Palestinians. This form of protest often represents […] Source

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