Israel Border Police personnel deployed tear gas against demonstrators
marching in Bethlehem, Monday, who were rallying in solidarity with the
thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails taking part in
an organised mass hunger strike.
Police officers fired cans of
tear gas at the demonstrators, who responded to the shots by throwing
rocks and setting bins on fire.
Over 2,000 Palestinians are
thought to be taking part in the hunger strike against conditions in
Israeli jails and the occupation of Palestinian territories, with the
action kicking off on Sunday to coincide with Palestinian Prisoners'