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Maan: more than a thousand prisoners continue hunger strike

The Palestinian Maan Agency claims that more than 1,500 prisoners in Israeli jails convicted of terrorism, continue a hunger strike begun on 17 April.

The report also said the evening of 14 may, the representatives of the Association for the protection of the rights of prisoners will have the opportunity to meet with detainees in prison leader of the «popular front for the liberation of Palestine,» Ahmad Caudatum.

Last Friday, published in the London newspaper «al-Hayat» reported that the Minister for Palestinian prisoners in Palestinian authority government, Issa Karaka stated that intensive negotiations with the Israeli authorities with the aim of agreeing on the terms of ending the hunger strike. The publication stated that the Palestinian authority and Israel aim to complete the negotiations before the Nakba Day, which is celebrated on may 15.

«The Palestinian information center», belonging to Hamas, wrote nothing about the negotiations to end the hunger strike.

Note that we are not talking about «dry» hunger strike. The participants drink water and a nutrient liquid.

How many prisoners actually continue the hunger strike is unclear. The PIC reported that about 60 of the protesters taken to the prison hospital.

Earlier media associated with Hamas and Fatah, with reference to the Kadoorie Faris, who heads the Association of Palestinian prisoners, reported that from 6.300 Palestinian Arabs incarcerated in Israeli prisons, hunger-strike took part more than 1500 people. SCHABAS reported that initially the protesters were less than a thousand, and during the first weeks the number of protesters has dropped significantly.

Hamas and Fatah are calling for mass protests on Monday to mark the Nakba Day.

The day of the Nakba (Day of Catastrophe), the Palestinian Arabs celebrated the day after the day of proclamation of independence of the state of Israel. Every year on this day, the Palestinian and Israeli Arabs are satisfied in this day of mass protests.

Maan: more than a thousand prisoners continue hunger strike 14.05.2017

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