Palestinians on strike in solidarity with prisoners
Israeli forces have shot and injured at least 11 Palestinian protesters who staged a general strike in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the besieged Gaza Strip in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Hundreds of protesters blocked roads in cities and towns of the West Bank on Monday. Stores and government offices closed down, public transportation ground to a halt and main thoroughfares in Palestinian cities were empty of people and cars.
The Palestinian Ma'an News Agency said Israeli forces shot and injured the 11 Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank.
The Palestinian prisoners entered the 36th day of the mass hunger strike inside Israeli jails on Monday.
Ma'an estimates that more than 1,300 Palestinians are currently on strike behind bars in Israeli prisons, while Israeli outlets have placed the number in the high hundreds.
The Palestinian prisoners' affairs committee also called for a "day of rage" on Tuesday, when Trump visits the West Bank, for "the voice of the prisoners to be heard by the president".