Palestinians protest against Israel’s nation-state law

Palestinians joined Israeli Arabs on Monday in a general strike against Israel’s controversial Jewish nation-state law, while commemorating the deaths of 13 people killed in clashes with the police in October 2000. In the Arab Israeli community of Jatt in northern Israel, 1,500 participated in the central march in memory of the October 1 victims, who were killed in a series of clashes during protests in support of the second Palestinian intifada (uprising). Twelve Israeli Arabs and a Palestinian were killed in the clashes in 2000. Carrying pictures of the victims, Palestine flags and signs against Israel’s nation-state law, the protesters marched along with members of Parliament, including Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint List. “We’re striking today to remind that this wound is still bleeding,” Mr. Odeh said, pledging to continue to fight against the treatment of Israeli Arabs as “second-class citizens, and racist legislation.”

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