Wednesday, 7 May 2014

5,100 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike Thursday

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Nearly all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will go on hunger strike for one day on Thursday in solidarity with administrative detainees who have been on strike for nearly two weeks, an official said.

Ziad Abu Ein, undersecretary of the ministry of prisoners' affairs, told Ma'an Wednesday that some 5,100 Palestinians in Israeli jails would be going on hunger strike the following day.

Additionally, some 50 convicted prisoners will be starting an open hunger strike Thursday in solidarity with administrative detainees, who are held without charge or trial.

More than 100 Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a mass, open-ended hunger strike on April 24 in protest against their detention without trial. more


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