West Bank clashes: Dozens of Palestinians injured

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Israel says it was told by the Palestinian self-rule government in the West Bank that it will stop paying for electricity Israel sells to the Gaza Strip.

Over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have joined a hunger strike which began last week to protest against Israeli violations including torture, medical negligence and administrative detention.

There are approximately 6,500 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, according to Israeli human rights group B'Tselem.

The Palestinian Red Cross reported that dozens of protestors were injured during clashes with the Israeli Defense Forces, Friday afternoon.

A sit-in was held in Manger Square, adjacent to the Nativity Church, where Palestinians gathered to express their support to the some 1,500 Palestinians participating in the "Freedom and Dignity" strike - initially organized by Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi. He said most were leg injuries and not life threatening.

Stores were closed and roads empty across the West Bank, the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for 50 years. It said soldiers responded with riot control procedures but did not elaborate.

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Barghouti, a leader of the 2000 Palestinian uprising, is serving five life terms after being convicted by an Israeli court of directing two shooting attacks and a bombing that killed five people.

Mr Barghouti, who disputed the court's jurisdiction and didn't mount a defence, has been in prison since 2002.

A social media campaign highlighting the plight of more than 1,500 hunger striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has gone viral, with people from across the world posting videos of themselves on social media drinking salt water in solidarity.

The incident took place when a score of Palestinians from across the West Bank staged marches and demonstrations here to support hundred of jailed Palestinians is on hunger strike for the past 11 days.

Clashes erupted in the occupied East Jerusalem-area village of al-Issawiya on Thursday evening after Israeli forces took down a sit-in tent set up in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.