Social unrest grows in Gaza, taxi drivers strike

03 January, 14:02

    (ANSAmed) - GAZA, JANUARY 3 - Social unrest is growing in the Gaza Strip as a result of worsening economic conditions, with a taxi driver strike in the southern Gaza Strip announced on Wednesday morning by taxi drivers in the city of Khan Yunis.

    The strike is against an increase announced Tuesday in the price of petrol imported from Egypt, bringing prices up to the same level as those of Israeli petrol.

    Drivers are also protesting against a ban by authorities prohibiting drivers from raising taxi fares, which drivers have said is making them "the poorest social class in Gaza".

    On Tuesday a demonstration took place in Gaza by workers who said they haven't been paid.

    In the city of Beit Lahya, in the northern Gaza Strip, business owners went on strike to protest their worsening conditions. (ANSAmed).

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