W. Bank attorneys to strike after assault of lawyer

June 13, 2013 23:33

The lawyer's union in the West Bank announced it would strike after anti-drug police assaulted a lawyer in Bethlehem, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported Thursday.

Ma'an cited a statement released by the union calling for sit-in strikes to take place outside the office of the district attorney. The statement also reportedly said all of the union's offices would close in all West Bank districts.

“We were shocked and couldn’t believe that a group of anti-drug police officers in Bethlehem assaulted a lawyer and strip searched him in a humiliating manner,” Ma'an cited the statement as stating. “What shocked us even more was that the district attorney was present and the attackers received instructions directly from the attorney general," it read.

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