Palestinians across the occupied territories and Israel on Tuesday went on strike in a collective show of unity as the fighting between Israel and Hamas raged on.
The big picture: Businesses shuttered for the day and schools were closed to protest the Israeli military campaign against Hamas in Gaza, the looming evictions of several Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation and the treatment of Palestinian citizens of Israel.
- Protests took place across the occupied West Bank and in some cities in Israel that have large Palestinian populations.
- While the protests remained peaceful in many places, violence broke out in some areas — with Israeli forces firing tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades at Palestinians throwing rocks and some of whom set fire to tires, per AP.
- At least three protesters were killed and more than 140 were wounded Tuesday, AP reported, citing Palestinian health authorities. Two Israeli soldiers were wounded by gunshots.
Of note: Tuesday's strike came a little over a weekafter recent fighting between Israel and Hamas, which controls Gaza, began.
- More than 215 Palestinians, including 63 children have been killed in Gaza, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
- At least 12 people, including two children, in Israel have been killed by rockets fired from Gaza, according to Israeli authorities.