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Hundreds march in Hebron to support hunger strikers

May 2, 2014 7:46 P.M. (Updated: May 3, 2014 6:42 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Over 2,000 Palestinians participated in a march in Hebron on Friday to support hunger striking Palestinian prisoners.

Fatah and Hamas supporters, including leaders and lawmakers, took part in the march and chanted against the Israeli policy of administrative detention.

The march started in Ein Sarah street and headed to Ibn Rushd, where demonstrators listened to several speakers.

Over 100 Palestinian prisoners began a mass, open-ended hunger strike in a number of Israeli jails on Thursday in protest against being held without charge or trial under a policy Israel calls "administrative detention."

Palestinians held in administrative detention are often held without charge or trial for months and without access to the evidence leading to their detention, even though international law stipulates this tactic only be used in exceptional circumstances.

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