^Dan Fisher (25 مارس 1988). "Most instigators of Israel unrest believed jailed". St. Petersburg Times. ص. 18a. In another action, which was seen as a sign of official concern over protests called for next week, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir ordered Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language newspaper of the Israeli Communist Party, closed for a week.... Such closures are relatively common on the West Bank, but Thursday's order against Al Ittihad was believed to be only the second since 1954 involving an Israeli publication. Israel Radio said that Shamir, in his capacity as acting interior minister, issued the order after the newspaper published articles considered likely to encourage activity endangering public safety. This referred to the Communist Party's support of a proposed general strike next week by Israel's 700,000 Arab citizens. The strike would be a show of solidarity with restive Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.