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Palestine commemorates Prisoners Day

16 April 2010 22:30

Thousands of Palestinians have held a demonstration in Gaza City as well as the West Bank, demanding the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons.

The demonstrators who took to the streets of Gaza City, Khan Yunis and the West Bank, staged a mock-trial for Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday, Press TV reported.

The rallies were organized ahead of Prisoners Day on Saturday.

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) released a report on the occasion of the day, according to which over 7,000 Palestinian are in Israeli jails.

Among the detainees, there are 34 female prisoners and 270 child detainees of whom 44 are under the age of 16 years.

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