Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah called for a “Day of Rage” to be held on Tuesday, when U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in occupied Jerusalem, Ma'an News Agency reported Saturday.
In “a call for unity and assimilation with our brave prisoners,” various nationalist factions in Ramallah called on the Palestinian people to hold rallies coinciding with Trump's visit. The statement also called for a three-hour strike on Sunday, and a general strike on Monday, Ma'an reported.
The Day of Rage, as well as President Trump's visit, will coincide with the continuation of the ongoing hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners, which on Saturday entered its 34th day.
The call also asks for activists in the West bank and occupied rural areas to block off roads to traffic, and to refuse to let Israeli settler vehicles through, according to Ma'an.
The hunger strike has been accompanied by an escalation of demonstrations throughout the occupied territories, as well as solidarity demonstrations around the world demanding that Israeli authorities meet the demands of the striking prisoners.
Israeli officials have refused to meet prisoner's demands, and instead have further cracked down on prisoner's rights by removing access to clothing and placing several leaders in solitary confinement.
Trump's visit to the occupied territories is his second stop on his first international trip abroad as president of the United States, following his visit to Saudi Arabia where he brokered an arms deal with the kingdom on Saturday.
The meeting is expected to reinforce the relationship between the Trump administration and Israel, continuing the long and cozy relationship between the U.S. and Israeli occupiers.
“We look forward to receiving President Trump, and we want to work with ... the President... He's coming here to strengthen our great alliance,” Netanyahu said about the expected visit, according to CNN.