Israel attacks Palestinian Prisoners Day protests

20 Apr

 

PressTV report, 17 April, 2015

Clashes erupt between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters as people in the occupied territories, the Gaza Strip and many other parts of the world mark the Palestinian Prisoners Day last week.

At least 60 people were injured in the village of Bil’in following inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops. One protester was shot in the head in Kfar Kadum. Israeli troops used rubber-coated bullets and water canon to disperse Palestinian crowds there. Scuffles are also reported in Bethlehem. In Jerusalem al-Quds, Palestinians marched on the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, shouting slogans against Israel’s detention policy. According to rights groups, at least 62-hundred Palestinians are behind bars in Israeli jails. The “Defense for Children International” says 182 of those prisoners are children. 454 Palestinians are kept under Israel’s illegal administrative detention policy.

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