Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

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While daily life in Palestine requires some relations with Israeli authorities, the commission said, everyone involved should be aware that there is something "abnormal" that must be set right.

Palestinian witnesses say an Israeli settler opened fire on a crowd of Palestinian protesters after his auto was attacked by demonstrators Thursday.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed on Friday with Israeli forces at rallies across the West Bank in support of hunger-striking prisoners whose fast is now in its 33rd day.

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A media committee to support the strike warned that striking detainees had "entered a critical health condition", marked by chronic vomiting, vision impairment, fainting, and an average weight loss of 20 kilograms.

Police said they were also investigating an arson attack in another nearby Palestinian village that appeared to have been carried out by Jewish extremists.

"Israel's use of administrative detention is not in compliance with the extremely limited circumstances in which it is allowed under worldwide humanitarian law, and deprives detainees of basic legal safeguards guaranteed by global human rights law", Lynk said. The Israeli settler who shot and wounded a Palestinian man who threw rocks at his vehicle was detained, but was released after proving it was in self-defense. Palestinians say the video is a fabrication.

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The shooting killed one Palestinian and wounded an Associated Press photographer who was covering the unrest.

Earlier in the week the Israeli navy shot a Palestinian fisherman dead off the coast of Gaza as he fished, claiming he posed a security threat. "The process should aim at tangible results, while engaging with important stakeholders and other global actors and make effective use of the existing leverage and instruments of the European Union", she said. And journalist Peter Beinart, in the Forward, recently claimed that the Palestinian Arabs "are colonial subjects" and that "West Bank Palestinians can not vote for the government that dominates their lives". Some have managed to pressure Israel into releasing them, although some have been re-detained.

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