Palestinian protesters clash with IDF in West Bank on ‘Prisoners Day’

Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas canisters fired by Israeli troops during clashes following a protest marking Palestinian Prisoners’ Day in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah April 17, 2015. Palestinian human rights groups say 6,000 Palestinian prisoners remain in Israeli prisons and detention camps. Palestinians mark Prisoners’ Day on Friday. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

(JTA) — The IDF clashed with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank during the annual Palestinian Prisoners Day demonstrations.

More than 100 Palestinians were dispersed with tear gas in the northern village of Bilin after some of the protesters threw stones at IDF soldiers. One protestor was reportedly wounded by a gas canister or rubber bullet, according to the Times of Israel.

Prisoners Day is marked every year by demonstrators to show solidarity with the more than 6,000 Palestinians who are held in Israeli jails. According to Haaretz, 14 Palestinian parliament members and 20 journalists are among those currently detained…

A protester returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes following a protest marking Palestinian Prisoners' Day near RamallahA protester returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes following a protest marking Palestinian Prisoners’ Day in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

  • Brett_McS

    You know, Israel wouldn’t need the west bank if only they could work out how to utilize the vast empty spaces they already own … in the heads of every Muslim and every Leftist on the planet.

  • BillyHW

    “Palestinians”, still sucking after all these years.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The protesters are right. Israel should take no prisoners.