Dozens of Palestinian youth were injured Monday evening, in clashes with Israeli soldiers who tried to forestall a march in solidarity with hunger striker detainee Bilal Kayed, in Abu Dis town, to the east of Jerusalem.
Palestinian Red Crescent reported 30 cases which occurred during the clashes; nine with rubber bullets, 19 suffocation cases and two¬†head injuries.
Eyewitness reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that the clashes erupted during a solidarity march for¬†detainee Bilal Kayed who has been on hunger strike for 41 days, in protest of his administrative detention — an archaic procedure dating back to the days of British Mandate Palestine, in which a “suspect” is detained without charge or trial, for renewable periods of 6 months.
The witness said that the march was launched from Abu Dis club, and, when it reached Al-Jabal crossroad, Issraeli soldiers began¬†firing tear gas and rubber bullets towards the march, trying to forestall it.¬†
Palestinian youth reacted by throwing stones towards the Israeli soldiers, with¬†clashes reportedly lasting for hours.
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