Israeli Arabs declare strike after police kill man during arrest raid

November 8, 2014 8:12 PM

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KAFR KANA Israel (Reuters) - Community leaders of Israel's Arab minority declared a 24-hour general commercial strike, starting on Sunday, following the shooting dead by police of a man from the village of Kafr Kana in the north of the country.

Thousands took to the streets on Saturday and some threw rocks and lit fires at the entrance to Kafr Kana near a main road hours after Khayr al-Din al-Hamdan was shot by police after he attacked them as they came to arrest a relative.

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