Palestinians sit in protest in solidarity with prisoners hunger strike

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Palestinians sit in protest in solidarity with prisoners hunger strike

WEST BANK: Palestinians have taken part in sit-in protests in the occupied West Bank in a show of solidarity with prisoners on an open-ended hunger strike in Israeli jails.

People gathered in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Saturday to show their support for some 1,500 incarcerated Palestinians, who have been on hunger strike for 13 days.

Tents were also erected throughout the occupied Palestinian territories for people to show their support for hunger striking prisoners.

During the Bethlehem protest, the head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Qaraqe, stressed that solidarity activities would continue for the prisoners, who have entered a dangerous stage in their hunger strike.