Hundreds of Hamas and Fatah supporters took to the streets in Hebron on Friday to show their support for Palestinian administrative prisoners in Israeli jails who have been on hunger strike for nine days.
Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Aziz Duwaik, and other Hamas and Fatah PLC members took part in the demonstration.
Duwaik said that the united demonstration reflects real hope for Palestinians, who have long wanted national unity. He reiterated that this unity is necessary to resolve the issue of the prisoners.
The PLC speaker said that the administrative prisoners are in real danger, which makes mobilisation for unity urgent, "to reinforce resistance against the Israeli occupation, to put an end to their violations and regain our land," Duwaik said.
In their speeches at the end of the demonstration, Hamas, Fatah and PFLP leaders called for a real unity in order to reach a point where they could resolve the issue of the prisoners.
Palestinian Authority security forces prevented a number of youths, who took part in the demonstration, from throwing stones at the Israeli occupation forces in the centre of Hebron.