Former Palestinian prisoners released from Israeli jails, on hunger strike in protest against the decision of the Palestinian national authority to deprive them of benefits.
According to the website of Hamas «Palestinian information center,» protests former prisoners began more than 40 days ago, but did not attract any attention. Then it was decided to declare a hunger strike.
The website quoted a representative of the demonstrators, reported that at this stage, the participants of the hunger strike continues to take liquid food. However, in the future they threaten to go to the salt water.
We will remind that on June 18 the head of the PNA Mahmoud Abbas ordered the closure of the Office of detainees Affairs, which was headed by the Minister Issa Karaka. His entourage, he explained it as a step necessary to reduce budget expenditures.
Management of prisoners ‘ Affairs was closed under US pressure and to prove the seriousness of the administration Abbas back to the negotiating table with Israel.