RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of people took to the streets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Monday in the second day of protests following the death of a Palestinian prisoner who PA officials say died as a result of torture.
The PA Minister of Detainee Affairs said Sunday that results from an autopsy of Arafat Jadarat's body indicate that he died after being tortured in Israeli custody, and not from a cardiac arrest, as Israel's Prison Authority had claimed.
Hundreds of people gathered outside Ofer prison in Ramallah, with clashes breaking out with Israeli forces. Eleven people were injured by rubber bullets, locals said, as protesters marched to the prison from Birzeit University.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said "500 rioters hurled rocks, firebombs and burning tires at Israeli forces, who responded with riot dispersal means."
Six people were hit by rubber bullets, she added.
In Bethlehem, 13-year-old Muhammad Khalid al-Kirdi was said to be seriously injured after being shot in the back and foot with live ammunition near Aida camp, locals said.
Two other people were injured as youths protested by an Israeli military watchtower near Aida, witnesses said.
In Tulkarem, 14 people were lightly injured by rubber bullets and tear gas canisters as protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank city, witnesses said. more