IOF suppresses peaceful march in Bethlehem

Demo Bethlehem

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) violently suppressed a peaceful march organized in Bethlehem to the south of West Bank demanding the return of slain Palestinians’ bodies held in Israeli morgues.

According to the PIC reporter, the march came in coincidence with a court hearing held in the Israeli Supreme Court in occupied Jerusalem to decide over the appeals submitted by the dead Palestinians’ families.

The march kicked off at the northern entrance of the city amid large participation of national and Islamic figures and local activists.

The participants held photos of the slain Palestinians and slogans demanding the immediate release of their bodies.

Israeli forces suddenly fired a barrage of teargas bombs at the protesters; dozens choked on teargas.

Speaking to the PIC reporter, head of the PA committee for prisoners and ex-prisoners Issa Qaraqe stressed the urgent need to internationalize the slain Palestinians’ issue, condemning the Israeli collective punishment policy against Palestinian people.

Seven dead Palestinians’ bodies are still held in Israeli morgues including three Jerusalemites.

(Source / 22.03.2017)

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