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  • Palestinians, IDF troops clash near Israeli prison

    April 4, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Several Palestinians were injured in clashes between rioters and Israeli troops near the Ofer Prison north of Jerusalem.

    The rioters hurled stones and burning tires toward Israelis guarding the facility, Army Radio reported Friday.

    The troops used crowd dispersal means. The...

  • Victims’ reps seek to block Palestinian prisoner release

    December 30, 2013 | 10:35 am

    A group representing Israeli victims of terrorism filed a petition to block the release of Palestinian prisoners.

    Twenty-six prisoners expected to be set free early Tuesday as part of the revived Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were transferred to Ofer Prison in preparation for...

  • Riots break out in Jerusalem, West Bank over Palestinian prisoners

    February 22, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Palestinian protesters reportedly fired flares and hurled stones at Israeli troops in the Old City in Jerusalem amid violent protests in the West Bank.

    Several dozen Palestinians began hurling rocks at troops stationed outside the Mugrabi Gate after Friday prayers, Ynet reported...

  • Palestinian hunger striker to be released next month, protests continue

    February 21, 2013 | 9:51 am

    A Palestinian prisoner on a long-term hunger strike in an Israeli jail will be released in March.

    The Jerusalem Magistrates Court on Thursday sentenced Samer Issawi to eight months in prison for violating the terms of his release under the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap. Issawi was...

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  • Palestinian protesters for hunger strikers, Israeli soldiers clash again

    February 21, 2013 | 8:09 am

    At least 1,000 Palestinians demonstrated near a West Bank prison -- the latest rally in support of inmates on long-term hunger strikes.

    The protesters threw stones at Israeli security forces and burned tires after being stopped at the military checkpoint in the West Bank...

  • Several reported wounded in riots in support of jailed Palestinians

    February 15, 2013 | 6:50 am

    Several people were injured in West Bank protests staged in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.

    An Israel Defense Forces soldier was lightly wounded on Feb. 15 near Baytuniya checkpoint north of Jerusalem. Several hundred protesters pelted the checkpoint with...

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