Nakba Day: General Strike across Palestine as Martyr Toll of Gaza Protests Nears 60

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Palestinians run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

 

Palestinians across Palestine are to take part in a general strike on Nakba (Catastrophe) Day on Tuesday, as the death toll of mass protests along the Gaza border reached 59.

Palestinians in both Gaza and West Bank are to participate in Nakba Day protests, the day which marks the creation of the Zionist occupation in 1948.

Meanwhile, an 8-month-old Gazan baby was martyred early on Tuesday, Health ministry in Gaza said.

The baby became the 59th victim of bloody clashes with the Zionist occupation forces in Gaza to 59.

In addition to those martyred, nearly 3,000 Palestinians were wounded during the Monday’s protests, which are set to continue on Tuesday in commemoration of Nakba Day.

Several states raised increasing alarm over the huge number of martyrs along the Gaza border.

The United Kingdom, France, the EU, Egypt and the United Nations rights chief were among those calling on the Zionist entity to ‘take greater care to prevent the deaths’ of protesters.

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