Palestinians clash with Israeli forces during protest

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© AFP | Palestinian demonstrators run for cover during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Bait Djan, near the city of Nablus, on May 19, 2017

GAZA CITY (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) – 

Dozens of Palestinians were hurt on Friday in the occupied West Bank and Gaza during clashes with Israeli forces after marches backing hunger-striking prisoners, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said.

Both the Red Crescent and the health ministry in Gaza said protesters were injured by tear gas, rubber bullets and live fire.

Thousands of people demonstrated in various parts of the West Bank, occupied since 1967 by the Israeli army, and near the security barrier that seals off the Gaza Strip, AFP journalists said.

For more than 10 years, the coastal territory of Gaza has been under a rigorous Israeli…

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