Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are planning to go on a hunger strike at the end of May, said Secretary of the POW's committee at the Palestinian Legislative Council Essa Qaraqae on Sunday.
In a statement to Palestinian Radio, he said, "The prisoners decided to take this step for a number of reasons, including the continued isolation of male and female prisoners - some for over four years - under very difficult conditions, which they described as slow death." He noted the very bad heath condition of dozens of prisoners due to inadequate medical treatment.
The prisoners accused Israeli authorities of controlling their lives, the last of which was preventing them from cooking their own food and practicing normal daily tasks.
Qaraqae described the prisoners' condition as a "state of political, economic, and legal siege" that had not been witnessed in jails since 1967, and called for granting prisoners their political and human rights at all levels
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