#PalHunger | 20 Palestinians wounded during clashes with Israeli occupation forces

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[ PIC 19/02/2013 – 09:34 PM ]

RAMALLAH, AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– More than 20 Palestinian citizens were wounded in the clashes that broke out on Tuesday afternoon in front of Ofer prison, after a march organized by Birzeit University students in support of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Palestinian Red Crescent sources said that two of the wounded were shot by Israeli live bullets in the feet, and that the rest of the injuries were caused by rubber bullets.

The occupation forces were deployed on the hill overlooking the Ofer prison to the south of Ramallah shortly before the arrival of the demonstrators, and started firing tear gas grenades at them.

A number of students suffered from suffocation and minor wounds following the suppression of the march.

One of the leaders of the Islamic bloc confirmed to the PIC that the Israeli troops fired tear gas grenades and metal bullets towards the hundreds of students and citizens who organized the march towards Ofer in support of the hunger striking captives.

PIC’s correspondent in Ramallah said “more than 300 students at Birzeit University and dozens of young men headed to the Ofer prison after hearing the news of the outbreak of the clashes.”

The demonstrators chanted slogans condemning the occupation and its practices against the detainees, and called for international intervention to stop the brutal attack on prisoners.

The student movement at Birzeit University confirmed its determination to continue the protests and marches towards the military checkpoints in support of the prisoners.

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