LIVE BLOG ABOUT THE DEATH OF ARAFAT JARADAT
WB, GAZA, (PIC)– Violent clashes broke out on Sunday between hundreds of citizens and school students on the one hand and the occupation forces on the other in different parts of al-Khalil in the West Bank following the martyrdom of the prisoner Arafat Jaradat in an Israeli prison.
In Fawwar Camp, south of al-Khalil, violent clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and the occupation forces who stormed the camp’s entrance and fired tear gas and metal bullets towards citizens, eyewitnesses confirmed to PIC reporter.
At the entrance to the town of Beit Ainun northeast of al-Khalil, dozens of students have organized angry marches protesting the killing of the prisoner Jaradat under torture in Israeli jails, where the IOF suppressed the demonstration.
Violent clashes broke out in Beit Ummar, north of al-Khalil, after the occupation fired tear gas within a school for girls, leading to dozens of suffocation cases among the students, member of Popular Committee told PIC reporter.
Arroub camp has also witnessed violent clashes when the camp citizens confronted the occupation forces who tried to storm their homes, where soldiers fired tear gas intensively, the Popular Committee in Arroub Camp stressed.
Fierce confrontations took place in Bab al-Zawiyeh where hundreds of citizens threw stones and empty bottles on the IOF in protest at the murder of the prisoner Arafat Jaradat in Israeli jails, where soldiers fired tear gas and metal bullets, a number of injuries were reported.
Youth groups and organizations and the resistance factions called for a day of rage on Sunday to protest Jaradat’s murder.
Meanwhile, popular marches were organized in Gaza City on Sunday afternoon condemning the murder of the captive Arafat Jaradat from the city of al-Khalil during interrogation in Megiddo Prison.
A number of Islamic and national factions led by Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements participated in the angry marches, PIC reporter stated.
The protestors set off from the Saraya junction towards the Legislative Council Building, opposite which dozens of citizens who participated in the march rallied, calling for the need to put an end to the occupation’s illegal practices against the prisoners, especially the hunger strikers.
National forces in the city of Jenin have declared on Sunday a comprehensive strike, except schools, to mourn the martyr Arafat Jaradat, who died in mysterious circumstances yesterday in Megiddo Prison, and in solidarity with the striking prisoners in Israeli jails.
The martyr Jaradat was mourned by loudspeakers across the city of Jenin, amid popular condemnation and accusations to the occupation, calling for continuous protest sit-in in Jenin in solidarity with the prisoners’ hunger strike.
Moreover, the Israeli occupation authorities announced on Sunday a state of alert in the occupied West Bank, in anticipation of clashes following the murder of the prisoner Arafat Jaradat.
Israeli occupation government chief of staff, Benny Gantz, instructed the army to maintain a high level of preparations in anticipation of the Palestinian continued demonstrations and protests, for fear of the outbreak of a new uprising following the martyrdom of the Palestinian prisoner in the Megiddo prison.
Senior military officers will participate this week in a special meeting to study all possible scenarios in the Palestinian territories.
Yediot Ahronot Hebrew newspaper warned against the deteriorating security situation in light of the escalating clashes in different parts of the Palestinian territories.
The newspaper quoted Israeli security sources as saying: “The Palestinian Authority will not allow the situation escalating before the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to “Israel” and Ramallah next month.
“Israel has reportedly relayed a communiqué to the Palestinian Authority, via Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s confidant Attorney Yitzhak Molcho, demanding it take all necessary measure to calm the situation on the ground,” the newspaper stated.
In the same context, Haaretz newspaper confirmed that Israeli officials are convinced that the region is on the threshold of “new uprising” as a result of the violent clashes taking place in the Palestinian territories.
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