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IPS transfers 60 hunger strikers to solitary confinement

last update : 19/10/2020 - 04:35 PM ( Since 1 month )

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The Israeli prison service (IPS) has transferred 60 hunger-striking prisoners, who are members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), to isolation cells in different jails.

These PFLP prisoners started an open-ended hunger strike four days ago after their talks failed with Israeli jailers about ending the isolation of prisoner Wael al-Jaghoub and a group of prisoners.

The prisoners also announced that their hunger strike was staged in solidarity with prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who has been on hunger strike for over 80 days in protest at his administrative detention.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society, prisoner Wael al-Jaghoub and other prisoners intend to join the mass hunger strike as of Monday.

Other group of prisoners, including PFLP secretary-general Ahmed Saadat, will join the hunger strike in the coming days.

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