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West Bank clashes erupt as Palestinians protest prisoner conditions

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By Euronews
West Bank clashes erupt as Palestinians protest prisoner conditions

<p>There’ve been fresh clashes in the West Bank between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting over prisoners in Israeli jails.</p> <p>Palestinian political parties have called today a “day of rage” as anger swells over poor conditions <br /> in Israeli prisons. </p> <p>It’s thought around 1,500 inmates are staging an open-ended hunger strike against Israel’s policy of detention without charges or trial, that’s been applied since the 1980s.</p> <p>The action was called for by prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who’s widely seen as a possible future Palestinian president. </p> <p>On Thursday, Palestinians throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip observed a general strike in support of the hunger-striking prisoners and detainees.</p> <p>Israel has vowed not to negotiate with the hunger strikers.</p>