Protest over Israel Quran abuse report

Palestinian prisoners at an Israeli prison have gone on hunger strike after reports accused Israeli soldiers of desecrating the Quran while searching Palestinian prisoners. Israeli Arab member of parliament Ahmed Tibi, who represents an Israeli Arab political party, said he received complaints from prisoners at the Megiddo prison that soldiers tore and stepped on three copies of the Quran – the Islamic holy book – while searching Palestinians and their possessions on Tuesday morning.

Al-Jazeera, 8 June 2005

See also Islam Online, 8 June 2005