In pictures: Palestinians protest Pence's visit with closed shops, empty streets

At the behest of Fatah, Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank kept their shops closed on Tuesday to protest the US vice president's trip to Israel.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 23, 2018 11:28
A man sells bread in the nearly-empty Muslim quarter of Jerusalem's Old City during the Palestinian'

A man sells bread in the nearly-empty Muslim quarter of Jerusalem's Old City during the Palestinian's general strike against US VP Pence's visit, January 2018. (photo credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS)

Palestinians on Tuesday took part in a general strike, protesting US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel, and his Knesset speech in support of US President Donald Trump's December recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Shops are closed in Nablus as part of a general Palestinian strike against US VP Pence's visit, January 2018 (credit:Abed Omar Qusini/ Reuters)

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Shops in Palestinian cities and in east Jerusalem were closed, and the streets were nearly entirely empty.

A Palestinian warms himself outside a row of closed shops in Hebron as part of a general Palestinian strike against US VP Pence's visit, January 2018 (Credit: Mussa Qawasma/ Reuters)

 A lock is seen on a closed shop in the Old City of Jerusalem as part of the general Palestinan strike against US VP Pence's visit, January 2018 (credit: Ammar Awad/ Reuters)

A man sells bread in the nearly-empty Muslim quarter of Jerusalem's Old City during the Palestinian's general strike against US VP Pence's visit,  (Credit: Ammar Awad/ Reuters)


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