TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Palestine Liberation Organization called a general strike across the West Bank and Gaza on Tuesday in response to the deaths of Gazans killed by Israeli troops at a border protest, a report said.
PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yousef announced a “complete strike” across the Palestinian Territories “to mourn the martyrdom” of those killed in Gaza on Monday, Reuters reported.
The Gaza Health Ministry put the Palestinian death toll in Gaza border protests on Monday at 60, including 57 people killed by Israeli army fire and a baby who died from tear gas inhalation.
Another child has died from injuries sustained in Monday’s protests. Talal Adel Ibrahim Matar (16) who was wounded by Israeli soldiers yesterday, died from his wounds this morning.
It said 14 minors, including 8-months-old Laila al-Ghandour, have now died after Israel fired live rounds and teargas at the protesters.
It said more than 2,700 people were injured Monday, including 1,360 by live fire. Of the wounded, 129 are in serious or critical condition.
On Monday, tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied near Israel's border fence to protest a blockade of their territory and the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (al-Quds) that day.