Supporters wait for release of prisoners near Ofer prison.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Some forty Arab Israelis arrived at the Hadarim prison the Sharon district and held a demonstration shouting for the kidnapping of IDF soldiers and the release of all Palestinian security prisoners, police said on Thursday night.
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The demonstrators were bused in to the area and began waving Palestinian flags while shouting the slogans, police added.
Police and Border Police were called to the area, and asked the
demonstrators to vacate the area, while informing them that they were
holding an illegal rally.
"After repeated requests by police, which were ignored, and after the
demonstrators refused to clear the area, 12 of them who waved flags and
called for the kidnap of soldiers were arrested. One suspect attacked a
police officer," a police spokesman said.
The remainder of the demonstrators were placed on the bus and left the
area. "The incident is now over," the police spokesman added.