Well, day nine of the battle between Israel and militants in Gaza has come and gone with still no sign of a cease-fire.Late today, another barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza into Israel. Overall, the two sides report more than 200 Palestinians and a dozen Israelis killed to date.And at least one person died today in the West Bank. John Yang has our report.In Israel and the West Bank, streets normally bustling with activity were empty today,as Palestinians went on a general strike, an unusual joint action to show solidarity with Gaza and to protest their own treatment by Israel.The strike is a must on all of us, as youth, to take part in this strike, to stop working for at least a day, to create some change in Jerusalem and the country.Hundreds of thousands gathered in central squares, waving Palestinian flags.This is reflecting the common struggle of Palestinians, not only against apartheid, but it is also a voice of solidarity with our people who are being bombarded now in Gaza.Tensions flared when Israeli soldiers moved to disperse crowds. On the West Bank, they fired tear gas canisters at protesters who had been burning tires.In East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, police fired stun grenades and deployed a water cannon, this as the Israeli military operations against Hamas militants in Gaza maintained their steady pace.This morning, desks, chairs and books from a Gaza City university building lay scattered over a pile of rubble. Next door, Jamal Herzallah and his family cleaned up the damage to their home.