Protests throughout Palestine on 15 and 16 August took to the streets, demanding freedom for imprisoned Palestinian lawyer Muhammad Allan, 31, held under administrative detention without charge or trial. He is currently comatose in Barzilai Hospital facing extreme risk to his life after 62 days of hunger strike.
Protests were organized in cities, villages and refugee camps in all areas of Palestine – Occupied Palestine ’48, the West Bank and Gaza – including Nablus, Tulkarem, Saffa, Al-Khalil, Huwwarra, Kufr Qaddoum, Wadi ‘Ara, Dheisheh camp, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Rafah, Gaza City and more.
In Kufr Qaddoum and Huwwarra, Palestinian protests were repressed by Israeli occupation forces; in Kufr Qaddoum, occupation forces shot live ammunition at protesters. Murad Shteiwi, former political prisoner and coordinator of the Popular Struggle Committee in the village, said that hundreds of Palestinians marched for the freedom of Palestinian prisoners and were fired upon with live ammunition, tear gas canisters, and “skunk” – wastewater mixed with noxious chemicals. A military bulldozer broke the town’s water pipeline, cutting water to the village.
Below is a small selection of the photos from protests throughout Palestine: