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April 17, 2014

Palestinians mark 40th anniversary of Prisoner's Day

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Palestinians hold portraits of relatives jailed in Israeli prisons during a protest marking Prisoners' Day in the West Bank city of Nablus, April 17, 2014 (EPA/ ALAA BADARNEH)

Palestinians and activists are holding demonstrations around the world to mark the 40th Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. 

According to Israeli human rights group B'Tselem, Israel is holding 4,881 Palestinian prisoners, including 183 minors.

Many online are using #PalestinianPrisonersDay#PrisonersDay and #Free_Palestinian_Prisoners:

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