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February 18, 2013 8:44 pm

Palestinian Arabs Riot in West Bank, Call for Release of Prisoners

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Screen shot of Riots outside Ofer Prison February 15, 2013. Photo: Channel 2

Ynet – Palestinians blocked roads and held marches across the West Bank on Monday to protest the fate of thousands of prisoners held in Israeli jails and demand the release of four detainees on hunger strike.

The hunger strikers include Samer Issawi, 35, whose health has severely deteriorated after staging an on-again, off-again strike for more than 200 days. The men were all in stable condition, said a spokeswoman for Israel’s Prison Authority, Sivan Weizman.

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