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Palestinian prisoners in Israeli Jails go in hunger strike

last update : 23/04/2017 - 02:52 PM ( Since 3 months )

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Gaza,(Alresalah.ps)-- Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails declare  on Monday they would go in  an open-ended mass hunger strike to demand basic rights.

The call coincided with  the occasion of “the Palestinian Prisoner Day,”.

The hunger strike aims to pressure the Israeli prison authority to respond to the prisoners’ just demands and improve their incarceration conditions.

The hunger strikers have made 13 demands to improve their detention conditions, but the Israeli prison authority responded negatively and threatened to take punitive measures to force them to end their hunger strike.

According to detainees, the administrations of Israeli jails embarked in the morning on transferring hunger-striking prisoners to other places and prisons.

In previous remarks, ex-detainee Abdul-Rahman Shadid, director of the Asra Media Office, told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Palestinian prisoners from across the political spectrum would participate in the hunger strike, which he said would be launched in Hadarim jail first.

 

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