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General strike proclaimed to mourn four slain in Jenin raid

Palestinians are Friday observing a general strike in the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin to mourn four Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire, according to a Fatah official.

Secretary-General of Fatah movement in Jenin, Ata Abu Rmeileh, said that heading a call from nationalist factions, Palestinians are observing a one-day general strike to mourn the killing of four Palestinians in a surreptitious Israeli raid on Jenin on Thursday.

Businesses, schools, universities and different facilities observed the strike and shut down their doors in different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem. The strike also included public transportation.

Ministry of Health said in a statement that four Palestinians were killed by undercover Israeli occupation soldiers who broke into downtown Jenin, while another 20 Palestinians were injured by gunfire, including four in critical condition.

The four Palestinians killed by the attacking Israeli forces were identified as Omar Awadin, 16, Nedal Khazem, 28, Youssef Shreim, 29, and Louay al-Zughair.

WAFA correspondent said an undercover Israeli force surreptitiously sneaked into the city center of Jenin on board two civilian vehicles during the busy hours of the day, before they assassinated the four Palestinians at point blank range.

The latest Israeli crime brings up the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the year to 88, including 16 children and an elderly woman.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency

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