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Palestinians close shops, rally for hunger-striking prisoners

Shops were shuttered in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday in solidarity with nearly 300 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against Israeli detention without trial.

 

Black-and-white flags bearing slogans such as "Freedom for Prisoners" and "Chains must be broken" flew in the streets of Ramallah, the
Palestinian commercial capital. In Hebron, also in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, dozens of Palestinian protesters marched in the streets in support of the hunger strikers.

 

The hunger strike was begun on April 24 by a group of 120 prisoners held under what Israel terms "administrative detention" - or incarceration without trial of Palestinians suspected of security offences. (Reuters)