Hunger-strike Solidarity Protests: Palestinians Clash With Israeli Forces

Israeli security officers run past burning tires during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the Issawiya district of Arab east Jerusalem on October 24, 2014. (AFP/ Ahmad Gharabli)

JERUSALEM (Al Bawaba News) – Clashes erupted in the occupied East Jerusalem-area village of al-Issawiya on Thursday evening after Israeli forces took down a sit-in tent set up in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.

Member of a local follow-up committee Muhammad Abu al-Hummus told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the village from several entryways before raiding the sit-in tent, shortly after it had been set up. Israeli forces then destroyed and confiscated the tent.

Abu al-Hummus added that clashes erupted in several areas of the village, pointing out that Israeli forces deployed on the rooftops of buildings.

Meanwhile in the nearby Shufat refugee camp, clashes erupted at a military checkpoint at the entrance of the camp following a solidarity march with hunger-striking prisoners, who had entered their 11th day of strike on Thursday.

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Source: News Now/ Al Bawaba News

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