400 Hamas Prisoners End Hunger Strike after Demands Are Met

Israeli Prison Service prevents a 7-year old Palestinian child from visiting her father. (Photo: i24news)

The Prisoners Media Office has revealed that 400 Hamas prisoners have ended their hunger strike after the Israeli Prison Service has met their demands.

The Director of the Office, Abdulrahman Shadid, told Palestine Today, “An agreement has been reached between Hamas prisoners and the Israeli Prison Service which includes stopping naked searches, and improving the conditions of life at Nafha prison, including decreasing the number of prisoners in each cell.”

The agreement also includes transferring the Head of the Supreme Body of Hamas prisoners, Mohamed Erman, from Hadarim prison to Nafha within three months, returning other prisoners who were transferred, and accepting their applications to return to the prisons they were at.

The Prison Service further agreed to allow books into prisons through family visits and to broadcast an additional news channel in the prison cells.

Some 400 Hamas prisoners staged a hunger strike in three main Israeli prisons after the Israeli Prison Service decided to transfer many of them to other prisons and exposed them to humiliation and beating.

(PC, Paltimes)

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