Protesters marched towards Ofer prison but were met with Israeli soldiers and border police who shot large quantities of tear gas canisters and rubber coated steel bullets. Live ammunition was also fired, resulting in two injuries.
Two protesters were injured from live ammunition in addition to dozens from rubber coated bullets during the clashes erupted after the Friday Prayer in front of Ofer prison.
Wednesday report: Hebron: a protester was hit with tear gas canister in the eye. More than 25 protesters arrested today across the West Bank.
Saturday report: Soldier fired tear gas, rubber bullets, steel bullets and live ammunition; two paramedics where injured at Ofer Demo, one in head from tear gas canister, and another protester in Nabi Saleh injured in his stomach from live bullet. 8 arrested in Nablus.
Clashes between local youth and the military were ignited in the West Bank town of Beitunia as soldiers entered Area A after settlers attacked the town.
Protest in Palestine continues as political prisoners hunger strike enters its second week.
On 25 March, the army finally came, dragging him away to Ofer military prison, a Guantanamo-like West Bank facility where he had previously been held for a 12-month term for the vaguely defined crime of “incitement.” His trial before a military court that convicts more than 99 percent of Palestinians brought before it is scheduled to begin on 8 May.
Abdallah Abu Rahmah writes from Ofer military prision on International Humans Rights Day about his trial, his village and prospects for co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians.