- Published on Sunday, 13 May 2012 17:47
Protesters in support of Palestinian hunger strikers and against illegal settlements have blocked the road to the illegal settlement Ma'ale Adumim, blocking hundreds of cars from entering the settlement.
Tens of young protesters blocked the entrance to the Zionist settlement where they raised the Palestinian flag.
So far two youths have been arrested.
Ma'ale Adumim, which is the third largest settlement in the West Bank, located 7 km from Jerusalem, is considered illegal under international law.
This is just one of many ongoing demonstrations that have errupted throughout the West Bank and Gaza in the recent week in support of two hunger strikers Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla who have entered their 75th day of hunger strike, on protest against the Israeli Prison Service holding administrative detainees without charge or trial and using punitive measures against those who hunger strike in protest, which includes solitary confinement and no family visitations.