Israeli forces fire tear gas during clashes following a rally in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Beita, southeast of Nablus city, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers at demonstrations across the West Bank Friday in support of hundreds of prisoners observing the 12th day of an open-ended hunger strike, Palestinian health officials said.Some 6,500 Palestinians are currently in Israeli lockups.Palestinians say between 1,300 and 1,500 prisoners have been on a hunger strike for 12 days demanding better conditions.Barghouti, a leader of the 2000 Palestinian uprising, is serving five life terms after being convicted by an Israeli court of directing two shooting attacks and a bombing that killed five people.
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