1,600 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike

15.04.2012                      23.Nissan. 5772                     Isru Chag; Tag 8 des Omer

Hungerstreik:

1,600 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike

Hamas, Islamic Jihad, PFLP, DFLP, prisoners demanding end to Israel's administrative detention; Fatah prisoners yet to join strike.

Some 1,600 Palestinians in Israeli prisons will go on an open-ended hunger strike starting April 17, the Palestinian Authority’s minister for prisoner affairs, Issa Qaraqi, announced Saturday.

The prisoners are demanding an end to administrative detentions and solitary confinement. They are also demanding that Israel permit visits by families from the Gaza Strip and cancel its decision to ban prisoners from engaging in academic studies and reading newspapers….