RAMALLAH, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (WAFA) – Palestinians demonstrated today in various cities of the occupied territories in support of the just demands of jailed freedom fighters held in Israel for better prison conditions.
The protests were called for by prisoners’ advocacy groups who called for a day of rage today throughout the occupied territories and abroad in support of the freedom fighters.
In Ramallah, dozens of people waving the Palestinian flag marched in the city center, chanting slogans calling for the release of the critically sick prisoners.
In Hebron, Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers at contact points in the old town area following a rally and a demonstration in the southern West Bank city.
Israeli soldiers manning checkpoints around the Israeli-controlled section of Hebron known as H2 fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the Palestinians causing several cases of injures and suffocation.
Prisoners had urged the public to support them in their battle to improve their prison conditions, which promoted advocacy groups to call for a day of rage today in support of the prisoners.
In Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, Palestinians also clashed with Israeli soldiers manning checkpoints at the entrance to the town. The soldiers showered the stone-throwing Palestinians with tear gas and rubber bullets causing minor injuries.
Similar rallies and demonstrations were held in Tulkarm, Bethlehem, and in other cities and towns.