Thirteen Palestinians Wounded in Clashes Over Prisoner Hunger Strikes

An Israeli border guard holds a rifle with a rubber bullet attachment during clashes with Palestinian youths in the West Bank town of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, on October 9, 2016. A Palestinian opened fire from a car in Jerusalem and again as Israeli police chased him, killing an officer …

The Times of Israel reports: Israeli forces reportedly used live fire to disperse protests outside the Ofer Prison in the West Bank on Monday wounding at least five people, while seven others were hurt in a series of demonstrations in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.

At the Ofer Prison near Ramallah a total of 11 protesters were injured, including the five by live fire, Israel’s Channel 10 reported. Two other Palestinians were also reportedly injured by rubber bullets fired by Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem, according to Channel 2. Their condition was not immediately clear.

A violent demonstration also took place in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to Channel 10. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.

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