At a sit-in for Hamas supporters in al-Bireh in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, al-Tawil called on security forces and policemen to “prove their unity” by joining the demonstration.
“We came here to enjoy our right of expression, our opinion, and to say that arresting people (based on their political beliefs) in rejected anywhere in the world.”
He added: “We also came here to protest the Egyptian army’s arrest of five Palestinian fishermen and injuring two others. This behavior is unacceptable and we cannot be at ease with it.”
Demonstrators held signs and shouted chants calling for increasing popular actions in support of Palestinian prisoners, and in support of national unity.