Israeli forces launch violent crackdown on pro-Palestinian hunger striker protest

Israeli forces launch violent crackdown on pro-Palestinian hunger striker protest

Israeli forces have launched a violent crackdown on a protest in the northern part of the Israeli-Occupied Territories in support of a Palestinian detainee who has been on hunger strike for more than four months.

Palestinians staged a demonstration in the city of Umm al-Fahem on Sunday night to express solidarity with Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawwash, who has been on hunger strike for 140 consecutive days in protest against Israel’s so-called administrative detention policy.

Acording to  Press TV, the protesters called for the release of the hunger striker following reports of a severe deterioration in his health condition.

The Israeli troops physically assaulted the protesters and detained four of them.

Earlier on Sunday, a similar protest took place in the West BankProvince of al-Khalil demanding the immediate release of Abu Hawwash.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Sunday expressed serious concern about the situation of Abu Hawwash,…

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