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Palestinians injured during clashes at al-Bireh‘s northern entrance


RAMALLAH, Monday, September 23, 2019 (WAFA) – At least eight Palestinians sustained rubber-coated steel bullet injuries and suffocation during clashes that broke out with Israeli forces at the northern entrance to al-Bireh in Ramallah, said WAFA correspondent.

Dozens of Birzeit university students demonstrated in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails and in protest of Israeli measures against them.

Israeli forces reportedly attacked demonstrators with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades, injuring at least eight people.

Forces closed the northern checkpoint known as the DCO, near the northern entrance to al-Bireh city, in both directions in the aftermath of the clashes.

Several prisoners started earlier this month an open-ended hunger strike in protest against installation of jamming devices in the prison, which they fear cause cancer, and demanding better conditions mainly for women prisoners. Several Palestinians held in administrative detention without charge or trial for long periods of time are also observing hunger strike demanding an end to their incarceration.


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