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Prisoners' Day activities take place in the West Bank

February 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm


Palestinians across the occupied West Bank have held a number of activities to mark Prisoners’ Day. Events were held in several cities, with Ramallah witnessing the largest. It was there that a 24-hour solidarity vigil was held; another was organised in front of the Ofar Military Prison.

Israeli security forces fired tear gas, sound bombs and sewage water at protesters as soon as they approached the prison in Beitunya. Several people were injured, including the Palestinian parliamentarian exiled from his home city of Jerusalem by the Israelis, Ahmad At-Toun.

The organisers of the events stressed the need to support Palestinian prisoners being held by Israel by all means. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest against their inhuman treatment by the Israeli authorities.

MEMO Photographer: Ibtehal Mansour