Israeli Police Attack Palestinian Demonstration in Support of Hunger Striking Prisoners

26 Oct
7:12 PM

Israeli police Saturday evening, attacked Palestinians demonstrating in occupied Jerusalem city in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention in Israeli jails, said local sources.

Sources said Israeli police attacked demonstrators with tear gas canisters and stun grenades in an attempt to disperse them, one Palestinian youth was detained after being brutally attacked by police.

Five Palestinians have been on an open-ended hunger strike demanding an end to their unending administrative detention, which Israel uses to incarcerate Palestinian activists based on secret evidence for six months at a time that could be renewed indefinitely.

The five prisoners are Ismail Ali, on strike for 95 days, Tareq Qadan, on strike for 88 days, Ahmad Zahran, for 35 days, Musab Hindi, for 33 days, and Heba Labadi, a Jordanian citizen, also for 33 days.

Source: WAFA/Quds News Network (video)
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam

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