World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinians in Israeli jails will go on a one-day mass hunger strike on Wednesday.
In a written statement, Palestinian prisoners said four Palestinian prisoners who were on long-term hunger strike to protest the maltreatment and degrading conditions in the jails were in critical condition and they would start a one-day mass hunger strike to support those prisoners.
They also called on Turkey and Egypt to get into action to put pressure on Israel at the international level. Prisoners said if their conditions were not improved they would raise the dosage of their actions.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement official Nafez Azzam said there were around 5,000 Palestinian prisoners at Israeli jails.
EU called on Israel to fully respect the human rights of the prisoners on February 17 while Tony Blair, representative for the Middle East Quartet said he was concerned about the deteriorating health condition of those four Palestinian prisoners.
The prisoners warned of civil disobedience, and the increased dosage of their activities, if conditions are not remedied.
In order to protest the poor conditions in the prisons, Issawi has been on hunger strike for 209 day, Sharavna 145 days, Ezzedine and Qaadan 83 days.
Member of the political bureau of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement Nafiz Azzam has conveyed that there are approximately 5 thousand Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli prisons.Last Mod: 19 Şubat 2013, 11:55