Israeli soldiers resorted, on Thursday evening, to the excessive use of force against Palestinians, holding a nonviolent activity in solidarity with hunger-striking detainees, in Bab al-‘Amoud area in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted three, including one lawyer.
Media sources said dozens of Palestinians gathered in Bab al-‘Amoud area, carrying posters of the hunger-striking detainees, and chanting “Freedom, Freedom,” expressing solidarity with all political prisoners, especially the hunger-striking detainees, facing serious health complications.
They added that the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters, and assaulted some of them, before abducting a lawyer, identified as Farah Bayadsa, in addition to Dana Roweidi, and Omar al-Khatib.
The soldiers were also trying to force the Palestinians out of Bab al-‘Amoud area, but most of them remained despite the use of force by the military.
It is worth mentioning that four detainees, held under the illegal Administrative Detention orders without charges, remain on hunger strike against their indefinite incarceration without charge or trial, including one who has been consistently refusing food for 97 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said, today.
Palestinian-Jordanian detainee, Hiba al-Labadi, was moved to a hospital due to various complications, but remains determined to continue the strike.
Al-Labadi was arrested upon her arrival at Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan, on her way into the West Bank, and has been on hunger strike since then, protesting her torture and detention.