• Israeli forces disperse protest over hunger striker in Ashkelon
    Aug. 16, 2015 9:55 P.M.

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Sunday evening clashed with more than hundred Palestinian protesters calling for the release of Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad Allan near Barzilai Medical Center in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.

    Israeli news site Ynet reported that Israeli police arrested 10 Palestinians during the clashes, in addition to five Jewish Israelis who earlier Sunday threw stones at Palestinian protesters, damaging the car of a Palestinian journalist.

    An Israeli police spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

    Witnesses told Ma’an that dozens of Palestinian youths arrived in Ashkelon by bus bearing Palestinian flags and posters depicting Allan.

    Hanin Zoabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, also reportedly participated in the protest.

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