Nearly 500 Jordanians took to the streets of Amman on Friday to express their solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, whose hunger strikes entered the 20th day.Protesters said they supported the prisoners’ requests for reforms in Israeli jails where they are being held. Palestinians said that the open-ended hunger strike was a protest against poor conditions and an Israeli policy of detention without trial that has been applied against thousands since the 1980s. Israel said the move by the prisoners, many of whom were convicted of attacks or planning attacks against Israel, was politically motivated.
Since 2015, Palestinians have killed 41 Israelis and two visiting Americans in numerous assaults, mainly stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks. At least 239 Palestinians, mostly identified as terrorist attackers, have been killed by IDF forces in the same period. Palestinians in the Al-Arroub refugee camp near Hebron held a funeral on Saturday for Morad Abu Ghazi, a 16-year-old shot and killed after he took part in attacks on Israeli soldiers on patrol in Judea and Samaria on Friday evening. One hundred are the people took to the streets demanding justice. Some Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces, who used stun grenades to disperse the crowd.