IDF Prepares for Clashes as Palestinians Mark Prisoners’ Day in West Bank

The issue of prisoners has garnered much attention among Palestinians in the past two weeks following the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, a Palestinian security prisoner, from cancer, while still in detention.

In preparation for Prisoner's Day, an annual event commemorating Palestinian detainees, the Israel Defense Force has increased troops, particularly Border Police, in several West Bank locations where conflict is anticipated.