Hebron governor says car from where shots were fired at Red Cross office is known

HEBRON, � The car from where shots were fired on Wednesday night at the Red Cross office in Hebron is known to the security forces, Governor Kamel Hmeid said on Thursday.

Hmeid accompanied by heads of security forces in Hebron visited the Red Cross office to inspect it after shots were fired at it the night before causing damage to the entrance and a car.

The Red Cross is under the protection of the Palestinian people first and the security forces second, he said at the location. We will follow the leads we have and we will arrest the perpetrators. The car from where shots were fired is known.

He said the president and prime minister are closely following up this incident, warning that such acts serve only the interest of the Israeli occupiers and the prison authority as hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have started an open-ended hunger strike demanding better conditions.

Families of prisoners have been holding sit-in protests at the premises to the Red Cross throughout the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip demanding more active intervention from the humanitarian organization in the cases of their imprisoned sons.

The Red Cross carries out regular visits to jails in Israel to check on their situation and arranges monthly visits for families to the prisons in Israel.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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