Spanish riots in northern city over street plans leave 11 police injured; 40 arrested
MADRID — Spanish officials say riots in the northern city of Burgos have left 11 police injured and 40 people have been arrested after protesters began attacking police vehicles, burning garbage containers and breaking windows. Rioting began Friday night as residents of Burgos’ Gamonal district objected to city hall plans to redesign a street into a tree-lined boulevard with an underground car garage. Eight police officers were injured and 17 people arrested. A government statement says disturbances erupted again Saturday, with residents demanding the release of those arrested the previous night, leading to three police being injured and 23 further arrests. Sunday’s statement said police intervened to “guarantee law and order and citizens’ safety.”
Palestinian police clash with refugees, 50 injured
Around 50 Palestinian people were wounded on Sunday in clashes with refugees who blocked roads leading to the West Bank city of Ramallah to protest lack of services in Jalazone refugee camp. Spokesman Gen. Adnan Al-Damiri said Palestinian security forces tried to reopen the streets, leading to clashes with the refugees. Earlier today, scores of Palestinian youths blocked the road connecting Ramallah and Nablus, which is adjacent to Jalazone refugee camp, to protest disruption of services provided by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The services were suspended amid an ongoing strike by UNRWA personnel.
Palestinian inmates in Israeli prison begin hunger strike
Palestinian political prisoners held in Israel’s Ramon Prison have launched a hunger strike in protest against the latest assaults against them. The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees warned on Sunday that the situation at the Israeli jail may even lead to confrontations. Four units of the Israeli military have continued assaults against the prisoners for the third week in a row. The soldiers, accompanied by military dogs, repeatedly break into the cells and violently search the detainees. Prisoners have also discovered that there are hidden cameras in the walls of their rooms. They say the issue violates their rights.