Israeli-Arab sector on strike to mark October 2000 riots

Israeli-Arab sector on s

The Israeli-Arab sector will mark the ninth anniversary of the 2000 October riots on Thursday in a series of strikes throughout the sector. Education institutions and municipal services will not operate and many businesses are expected to be closed. The reason behind the decision to hold a general strike was the "continued State discrimination against its Arab citizens." In recent years, the Israeli-Arab sector did not strike on October 1st.