Palestinians protest for hunger strikers across W. Bank

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
May 11, 2012 15:38




Palestinians across the West Bank and Jerusalem held rallies and demonstrations Friday in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners and ahead of Nakba Day. Weekly protests take place in most of the villages.

In the Walaja village near Jerusalem, several hundred Palestinian protesters held a demonstration, marching toward the barrier and reaching a nearby spring. Activists reported that security forces were using tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse the protesters.

In Jerusalem, several dozen protesters carrying signs, flags and pictures of prisoners marched from the Damascus Gate toward the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court. Police reported no disturbances.

Other protests took place in the West Bank villages of Nabi Saleh, Bil'in, Kfar Kudoum and in Ramallah.



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