Arab businesses around Israel to strike Sunday in response to man's death

January 18, 2015 07:14


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Arab businesses around Israel will go on strike Sunday, as will Beduin schools in the Negev, in response to the death of 21-year-old Sami al-Ajar, Israel Radio reported.

Al-Ajar was shot on Thursday during a clash with police in Rahat as detectives arrived in the village to raid a suspected drug house. He was taken to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba in critical condition, where he died of his wounds.

Negev subdistrict police said that while they were attempting to arrest two suspects, they were attacked by a group of locals. Police said that a mob began throwing rocks and assaulting police and that the officers began shooting in the air in order to extricate themselves and the two suspects they arrested.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 18, 2018
Explosions heard in Iraqi city of Kirkuk