Arab shopkeepers in former Jordanian sector of Jerusalem stages s 24-hour strike yesterday (Saturday). They?
GVT PAN Jerusalem
GV Wall of Old City
TRACKING SHOT shuttered shops
CU PAN padlocks on shutters
GV Jaffa Gate PAN to closed shops
GV Closed shops
CU Shop sign TILT down to shuttered front
CU Shop signs (3 shots)
GV Shuttered shops
GV Border police jeep on patrol
Jerusalem; wall of Old City; shuttered shops; Jaffa Gate and closed shops; police patrol.
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Background: Arab shopkeepers in former Jordanian sector of Jerusalem stages s 24-hour strike yesterday (Saturday). They were protesting against paying taxes to the Israeli authorities.
The shopkeepers claimed a 100 per cent response to the strike call. They also declared they would refuse to pay higher income tax and the new security levy which came into force at the beginning of April.
The commercial sector of the Old City was paralysed by the strike. Only municipal services-transport and street cleaning-were operating. There were no disturbances, and the only sign of watchfulness by the authorities was a single border police jeep patrolling the narrow streets.