800 Palestinians at Israeli jails begin hunger strike

The board also called on international community and Islamic world to intervene in the situation.

800 Palestinians at Israeli jails begin hunger strike

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nearly 800 Palestinians at Israeli prisons began a hunger strike synchronously. Palestinian prisoners board stated on Tuesday that nearly 800 Palestinians at Rimmon, Nafha and Beersheba prisons of Israel went on hunger strike as of Tuesday morning in order to support the other prisoners who had already been on hunger strike.

A group of Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike for nearly seven months, said the board, adding that the prison guards had been intimidating the prisoners to quit their strike.

The board also called on international community and Islamic world to intervene in the situation.

Palestinians at Israeli prisons had started hunger strike to protest the re-arrests after Gilad Shalit agreement.

Under the mediation of Egyptian government, an agreement was signed on October 18, 2011. Israeli administration released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in return for Hamas' releasing its captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Last Mod: 12 Mart 2013, 12:14
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