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PHOTO: Palestinian taxi and truck drivers protest high fuel and food prices

Palestinians push taxis along Hebron Road in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to protest the high cost of fuel and food, September 10, 2012. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

Though rumors of a general strike that would have shut down all traffic and closed businesses in Bethlehem and other West Bank cities failed to materialize, streets have been blocked in several locations as taxi and truck drivers took to the streets to protest high fuel and food prices. Reports from Ramallah, Tulkarem, Nablus, Hebron, Jenin, and Bethlehem indicate a growing number of daily actions to protest the cost of living. Targets of the protest include the Palestinian Authority in general and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in particular. Protests are expected to continue in the coming days.


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    1. Jack

      If this keep on going there might be another intifada coming.

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    2. sh

      The intifada ceased to be violent so you think it stopped. But if this keeps on going there might be an ihtilal, something that’s as yet uncharted territory for Israel.

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