Palestinian medical sources reported on Tuesday that Israeli soldiers attacked non-violent protesters near the Ofer Israeli military prison. The protesters were expressing solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike in different Israeli prisons and detention facilities. (Video Included)The Maan News Agency reported that the army attacked the protesters using pepper-spray and firing rubber-coated metal bullets. Four protesters were wounded, including one who suffered moderate injuries,
During the protest a Palestinian woman climbed onto the Israeli military “skunk truck” spraying the protesters with waste-water, and waved a Palestinian flag in the air. Israeli soldiers attacked her, and then the residents who tried to protect her, and sprayed their faces with pepper-spray.
Dozens of detainees started their open-ended hunger strike on April 17, Palestinian Prisoners Day. Recent reports reveal that approximately 2000 Palestinian detainees are on hunger-strike, while more intend to join.
On Monday, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) – Israel Branch, warned that the health condition of Thaer Halahla and Bilal Thiab, who entered their 63rd day of hunger strike is causing grave concern. Both detainees suffer from an acute decrease of muscle tone and are bedridden. This puts them under dual threat: muscle atrophy and thrombophilia, which can lead to a fatal blood clot.
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