The Supreme Arab Follow-up Committee, the umbrella organization representing Palestinian citizens of Israel, convened urgently after Palestinian doctor Mohammed al-Asibi was killed by Israeli police bullets.
In a written statement made by the committee after the meeting, it was stated that a general strike would be held tomorrow, covering all Arab local governments and education system in Israel, to protest the killing of Asibi by Israeli police bullets.
It was stated in the statement that the special education system will not be involved in the strike, and that “demonstrations will be held in various Arab towns and towns from today on” and “it has been decided to establish a special investigation committee regarding the execution of Asibi”.
The committee called for “to turn the funeral of Asibi, which will be held tomorrow in the town of Hura, into a mass demonstration against all policies of occupation, oppression and racial discrimination.”
Israeli forces had killed Asibi on the grounds that he had attempted to take the gun of one of the police officers who were doing identity checks at the Silsile Gate, which opened to Masjid al-Aqsa in the Old City of East Jerusalem, at night.
After the incident, Israeli forces attacked the Palestinians at the Kattanin Gate from the entrances of Masjid al-Aqsa, hitting the Palestinians with truncheons and damaging the materials belonging to the coffeehouse there.
Israeli forces, which closed the Masjid al-Aqsa to entrances and exits for a while, later reopened the gates of Aqsa.
In a statement on Twitter, the Israeli police also claimed that Asibi “captured the policeman’s gun and fired two shots at the police officers”, claiming that the police, who was in danger, neutralized the person in question.
In the statement, which emphasized that all security cameras in the region were checked, it was claimed that the incident was not reflected in the camera records.
The family of the murdered Palestinian young doctor denied the allegations made by Israel that “the victim tried to take his gun from the waist of the police”, and asked for the footage of the security cameras to be released if the allegations were true.