Wednesday Sep 28, 201106:19 PM GMT
Palestinian prisoners in Israel go on hunger strike
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:21PM
Hanna Qassis, Press TV, Ramallah
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Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have started a hunger strike to protest the harsh treatment by their Israeli Jailers towards them, specifically the solitary confinement policy.

A press conference concerning the Palestinian prisoners demands and actions took place at the Palestinian Media Center. The press conference was followed by a protest at the International Committee of the Red Cross office in al Bireh, followed by a gathering at Manara Square in Ramallah.
Detainees affiliated to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine started an open hunger strike on Tuesday to demand an end to the solitary confinement of PFLP General Secretary Ahmad Saadat, who has been held in isolation for three years. They are also demanding an end to the solitary confinement of 20 other prisoners, some of whom have been held in isolation for over 10 years. Prisoners from other political factions have joined the hunger strike today.
The prisoner hunger strikes as well as a disobedience campaign are in response to an escalating series of punitive measures by the Israeli jailers.
The detainees threaten to disobey all prison rules if their demands are not met, including the solitary confinement policy.
According to latest reports from the Palestinian Authority ministry of Prisoner Affairs, approximately 6,000 Palestinians are being detained in Israeli prisons, including 219 in Administrative Detention who are held without charge.
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