Around 700 Palestinian prisoners will take part in the indefinite hunger strike which is to begin April 17. The initiator of the hunger strike was one of the leaders of the military wing of Fatah Marwan Barghouti.
On joining the hunger strike, which will be held under the motto «Freedom and dignity», declared the Committee for prisoners of Hamas. Terrorists serving sentences in prisons «Nafha» and «Hadarim» also reported participation in the promotion.
Participants of the hunger strike seeking the release of administrative detainees, improvement of conditions of detention in Israeli prisons.
The Department of prisons reported that in relation to the hunger strikers will be subject to disciplinary action. Internal security Minister Gilad Erdan said that the administration does not intend to enter into negotiations with terrorists.