Palestinian Spring


In the third day of mass protests, Palestinians marched throughout West Bank cities on Sept. 6, calling on the Palestinian Authority to set a minimum wage, create jobs for the unemployed and lower university fees. Taxi drivers, angry at a 5% hike in fuel prices, organized a mass strike, causing traffic jams through the morning rush hour. Union leaders addressed the crowds, saying they would not remain silent amid rising prices, growing unemployment and lack of welfare which they said had led to an economic “tsunami.” In Tulkarem, protesters marched with donkeys to show that fuel prices had made conventional transport unaffordable.

Photo: MaanImages/Eleonora Vio, Wajdi Jafari, Stringer

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