Palestinians observed a general strike in support of prisoners to coincide with U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem this week. Activists say anyone who wants to reach the "ultimate deal" should start by taking into account the demands of hunger strikers in Israeli jails.
May 15 marks Nakba Day, a day to commemorate the 1948 establishment of Israel that led to some 750,000 Palestinians being expelled from their homeland. For non-violent activist Issa Souf, the day carries an additional significance.
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in Ramallah, in solidarity with political prisoners who entered their 25th day of hunger strike. Some protesters marched towards the Beit El settlement, where clashes erupted with Israeli forces.