[Ppnews] Palestinian revolt throughout the West Bank and Gaza

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  #ArafatJaradat | Palestinian revolt throughout the West Bank and Gaza

February 25, 2013

WB, GAZA, (PIC)-- Violent clashes broke out on Sunday between hundreds 
of citizens and school students on the one hand and the occupation 
forces on the other in different parts of al-Khalil in the West Bank 
following the martyrdom of the prisoner Arafat Jaradat in an Israeli prison.

In Fawwar Camp, south of al-Khalil, violent clashes erupted between 
Palestinian youths and the occupation forces who stormed the camp's 
entrance and fired tear gas and metal bullets towards citizens, 
eyewitnesses confirmed to PIC reporter.

At the entrance to the town of Beit Ainun northeast of al-Khalil, dozens 
of students have organized angry marches protesting the killing of the 
prisoner Jaradat under torture in Israeli jails, where the IOF 
suppressed the demonstration.

Violent clashes broke out in Beit Ummar, north of al-Khalil, after the 
occupation fired tear gas within a school for girls, leading to dozens 
of suffocation cases among the students, member of Popular Committee 
told PIC reporter.

Arroub camp has also witnessed violent clashes when the camp citizens 
confronted the occupation forces who tried to storm their homes, where 
soldiers fired tear gas intensively, the Popular Committee in Arroub 
Camp stressed.

Fierce confrontations took place in Bab al-Zawiyeh where hundreds of 
citizens threw stones and empty bottles on the IOF in protest at the 
murder of the prisoner Arafat Jaradat in Israeli jails, where soldiers 
fired tear gas and metal bullets, a number of injuries were reported.

Youth groups and organizations and the resistance factions called for a 
day of rage on Sunday to protest Jaradat's murder.

Meanwhile, popular marches were organized in Gaza City on Sunday 
afternoon condemning the murder of the captive Arafat Jaradat from the 
city of al-Khalil during interrogation in Megiddo Prison.

A number of Islamic and national factions led by Hamas and Islamic Jihad 
movements participated in the angry marches, PIC reporter stated.

The protestors set off from the Saraya junction towards the Legislative 
Council Building, opposite which dozens of citizens who participated in 
the march rallied, calling for the need to put an end to the 
occupation's illegal practices against the prisoners, especially the 
hunger strikers.

National forces in the city of Jenin have declared on Sunday a 
comprehensive strike, except schools, to mourn the martyr Arafat 
Jaradat, who died in mysterious circumstances yesterday in Megiddo 
Prison, and in solidarity with the striking prisoners in Israeli jails.

The martyr Jaradat was mourned by loudspeakers across the city of Jenin, 
amid popular condemnation and accusations to the occupation, calling for 
continuous protest sit-in in Jenin in solidarity with the prisoners' 
hunger strike.

Moreover, the Israeli occupation authorities announced on Sunday a state 
of alert in the occupied West Bank, in anticipation of clashes following 
the murder of the prisoner Arafat Jaradat.

Israeli occupation government chief of staff, Benny Gantz, instructed 
the army to maintain a high level of preparations in anticipation of the 
Palestinian continued demonstrations and protests, for fear of the 
outbreak of a new uprising following the martyrdom of the Palestinian 
prisoner in the Megiddo prison.

Senior military officers will participate this week in a special meeting 
to study all possible scenarios in the Palestinian territories.

Yediot Ahronot Hebrew newspaper warned against the deteriorating 
security situation in light of the escalating clashes in different parts 
of the Palestinian territories.

The newspaper quoted Israeli security sources as saying: "The 
Palestinian Authority will not allow the situation escalating before the 
visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to "Israel" and Ramallah next month.

"Israel has reportedly relayed a communiqué to the Palestinian 
Authority, via Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's confidant Attorney 
Yitzhak Molcho, demanding it take all necessary measure to calm the 
situation on the ground," the newspaper stated.

In the same context, Haaretz newspaper confirmed that Israeli officials 
are convinced that the region is on the threshold of "new uprising" as a 
result of the violent clashes taking place in the Palestinian territories.

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