Palestinians rally for hunger striker

February 16, 2013

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Israeli soldiers fire teargas as Palestinian demonstrators throw stones during solidarity rally for Samer Issawi.

Israeli soldiers have clashed with Palestinian protesters at a rally in support of a prisoner observing an hunger strike to protest his incarceration.

The Israeli military said about 200 Palestinians threw rocks at soldiers who responded with tear gas during¬†Friday’s rally outside Ofer prison in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The protesters called for the release of Samer Issawi, who Israel says has been on an on-again, off-again hunger strike for several months.

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