#KhaderAdnan | Dozens injured in IOF quelling of rally at Ofer

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[ PIC | 15/02/2012 – 05:53 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at demonstrators who rallied in front of the Ofer jail to protest the continued detention of Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan.

Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators suffered breathing difficulty while ten were hit with rubber bullets, two of whom suffered serious injuries in the head.

Eyewitnesses said that hundreds arrived to the area mostly from Bir Zeit and Open Quds universities and demanded the release of Adnan who has been on hunger strike for two months and is in a very bad health condition.

Two Palestinian MPs took part in the rally before the confrontations happened including Dr. Ibrahim Abu Salem and banished Jerusalemite lawmaker Ahmed Attoun.

Abu Salem said in a speech before the crowd that Adnan has turned into a legend and a symbol of steadfastness, patience, and insistence on rights.

He urged human rights groups to immediately intervene to save the life of Adnan as his condition had entered a serious stage that could threaten his life.

MP Attoun said that Adnan was not seeking fame or registering new records but rather was defending the Palestinian prisoners’ rights, especially those suffering from administrative detention, who are held without any charge.

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