As dozens of nonviolent protesters marched, on Friday, in support of Palestinian political prisoners, in Umm al-Fahm Arab town in historic Palestine, Israeli policemen and undercover forces attacked them, firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at them, causing several injuries.Arab Member of Knesset, Afo Agbaria, was mildly injured when a concussion grenade struck him in the chest.
The protesters marched, carrying Palestinian flags, and chanted in support of Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, and also chanted against the ongoing Israeli violations against the detainees, and ongoing crimes against the Palestinian people.
The police fired several gas bombs and concussion grenades before attacking the protesters with batons, causing several injuries and, finally, kidnapping several protesters.
Arab Member of Knesset (MK), chairperson of the Hadash Party (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality),
Mohammad Barakeh, stated that the attack, by the police and undercover forces, was planned, especially since the undercover forces deliberately targeted MK Agbaria.
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