Serious injuries during clashes near the Ofer prison
Serious injuries during clashes near the Ofer prison
[ 17/11/2012 - 03:51 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Violent clashes have erupted between hundreds of Palestinian youths and Israeli occupation forces near the Ofer prison south of Ramallah.

Local sources stated that a massive march had reached the main gate outside the Ofer prison to support the Gaza Strip on Saturday afternoon, where it was attacked by Israeli forces with live ammunition, tear gas, and rubber bullets.

Dozens of young Palestinians were wounded during the clashes, three of them were seriously injured.

Medical sources said that Red Crescent crews transported 11 Palestinians, wounded by rubber bullets and live ammunition, to the Palestine Medical Complex in the city, while other minor injuries were treated on the field.

Local sources indicated that the clashes continued for three hours following the march organized by students of Birzeit University to Ofer prison to protest the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, the National and Islamic forces have organized a sit-in in Ramallah, in which hundreds of young people have participated in solidarity with the Gaza Strip.

The participants called on the Palestinian factions to unite their forces against the Israeli occupation and to escalate their military operations against Israeli targets.

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