Palestinians hold general strike ahead of Trump's arrival

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An Israeli man, who was attacked Thursday by Palestinian rioters throwing stones at his auto outside of the city of Nablus, shot and killed one of the attackers and injured two others.

Palestinians say the strike is an attempt to improve conditions inside the jails.

Hundreds gathered outside Hebron's football stadium at 1pm before marching down Ein Sarah street towards Ibn Rushd square, where a tent has been set up to honour the 1,500 prisoners now on hunger strike in Israeli prisons.

Members of the Higher Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel have affirmed their support for the strikes, initially called for by the Palestinian national committee set up to support a mass hunger strike in Israeli prisons that entered its 34th day on Saturday.

The Palestinian Ma'an News Agency said Israeli forces shot and injured the 11 Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank.

On Tuesday, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, stated that force-feeding amounted to torture, adding that administrative detention, or imprisonment without trial, was against worldwide law.

Israeli police were not hurt in the incident, officials said.

The recent escalation between Israel and Palestine sparked in April, after hundreds of Palestinians jailed in Israeli prisons began a hunger strike, demanding better detention conditions.

What's behind Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike?

Meanwhile, deadly confrontations between Israeli security forces, Israeli settlers and furious Palestinians protesting the situation of the hunger-strikers continued to inflame the West Bank. She said the assailant was running at police officers with a knife when he was shot.

Protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes on the Israeli border eastern Gaza City, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Israeli forces moved Barghouti into isolation since the start of the strike.

The International Committee of the Red Cross, which visits the hunger strikers, has also been criticized by Palestinians, who feel frustrated by the organization's refusal to discuss the issue in public.

Israel's military said troops opened fire after Palestinians hurled fire bombs and rocks at them.

For IMEMC News this is Ghassan Bannoura.

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