Palestinians protest against Israel over hospitalized detainee

  • 22:35 01 October 2019

Palestinians protest against Israel over hospitalized detainee

Palestinians protested in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Tuesday after a detainee suspected of killing an Israeli teenager in a bomb attack was hospitalized during interrogation by Israeli forces, APA reports quoting Reuters.

In the West Bank city of Ramallah, 300 protesters burned tyres and hurled stones at Israeli troops who took up positions in fields nearby.

As masked demonstrators blocked roads, the troops responded with tear gas, sound bombs and jets of foul-smelling water in clashes that lasted about three hours.

Around 50 Palestinians demonstrated in Jerusalem before police dispersed the protest and detained three people, a Reuters photographer said.

The protests follow the arrest, detention and later hospitalization of Samer al-Arbid, a suspect in a deadly bombing attack in the West Bank in August.

Faig Mahmudov