Israel's Federation of Local Authorities announces general strike

The Federation of Local Authorities enacted on Monday the general strike announced the day before in solidarity with the Arab sector strike in response to the government's freezing of funds. 

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich (Religious Zionist Party) last week announced a freeze of some NIS 200 million that was earmarked to support Israel’s Arab community, saying he is “re-examing” its use.