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Gazans rally for release of Palestinians held in Israel

GAZANS RALLY FOR RELEASE OF PALESTINIANS HELD IN ISRAEL

More than 6,500 Palestinians held in Israeli jails

The families of Palestinian prisoners gathered in Gaza City on Monday in a show of solidarity with their loved ones.

The protesters carried photos of their incarcerated relatives and banners calling for their release from Israeli detention in a protest outside the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

"We are here to show solidarity with our prisoners who suffer in Israeli prisons," Shukriya Wadi, the mother of prisoner Omar Wadi, told Anadolu Agency.

"We want solutions to end the suffering of our prisoners." She called for Arab and international intervention to free the prisoners.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs, more than 6,500 Palestinians, 350 from the Gaza Strip, are currently held at detention facilities throughout Israel.

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