Palestinian Prisoners to Launch Hunger Strike in Protest of Israel’s Repressive Measures

Palestinian activists in Gaza rallied in support of Palestinian prisoners. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody are planning to go on an open-ended hunger strike soon in protest of the ongoing raids by Israeli repression units in various prisons, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The PLO Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a joint report that the decision comes against the backdrop of recent raids by Israeli repression units into sections 3, 4 and 26 in the prison of Naqab.

According to the statement, at least 75 prisoners – who were recently forcibly transferred from Naqab prison to Nafha prison – have officially decided to go on hunger strike in protest of the arbitrary Israeli measure.

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The decision of the prisoners to go on hunger strike also comes following Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Be-Gvir’s provocative visit to the Israeli prison of Ofer, and his never-ending threats directed at the Palestinian prisoners.

5,100 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons, according to the Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Addameer.


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