Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Middle East: Family of Palestinian hunger striker complain of harassment

The Israeli army has used tear gas to break up a protest in the occupied West Bank where demonstrators threw rocks during a rally, demanding fairer treatment for Palestinian prisoners. About 4.500 Palestinians are in Israeli prisons. Around 200 of them are being held indefinitely without charge. Samer Issawi is one of them. Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston went to meet his family in the West Bank.