Two journalists injured in hunger-strike march in Beitunia

February 21, 2013 15:13


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Two Israeli journalists were injured when activists protested outside the Ofer Prison adjacent to the Beitunia crossing in the West Bank on Thursday to express support for hunger striking Palestinian prisoners.

Some 1,000 Palestinians gathered in the West Bank town of Beitunia to march to the  military prison in support of the administrative detainees now on hunger strikeActivists said there were a number of people injured in the protest.

Israeli website Al-Arab reported that there would be activities in solidarity with the four hunger strikers in Nazareth from Thursday through to Saturday. They will include a special sermon on Friday and a demonstration on Saturday.

Palestinian representatives, international organizations and other countries are expressing concern over the situation and the health of the prisoners.

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