Palestinian activists and civilian forces called for a general strike in Jerusalem on Thursday. This was reported on Wednesday by the channel Sky News Arabia . At the same time, the TV channel did not name specific organizations that spoke with this appeal.
According to the TV station, Palestinian and Islamic forces call on everyone to take part in the protest and declare Thursday “an anger day.” It is reported that people are already gathering in the streets of Ramallah in the West Bank of the Jordan River.
This was a response to the statement made earlier Wednesday by US President Donald Trump about the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the American embassy there.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the key problems in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The Israelis occupied the eastern part of the city during the 1967 war.
They insist that Jerusalem is the “single and indivisible” capital of Israel. The Palestinians want to make the eastern part of the city the capital of their state.