Monday, July 4, 2011

7000 Palestinian prisoners began a hunger strike

Some 7,000 Palestinians prisoners in Israeli jails have launched Sunday a hunger strike one day to protest what they see as "racist" applied to them by the Israeli authorities such as solitary confinement or medical negligence, informed Palestinian Prisoners Society. Prisoners also claim the attention of the deteriorating conditions of imprisonment, denounce, threaten their lives.

Sources have confirmed that Israeli prison inmates refused to eat breakfast, but say they have food in their own cells. "They can strike all they want," said this morning the Israeli Public Security Minister, Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Radio. In addition, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society has called on the Palestinians in a demonstration outside the headquarters in Ramallah of the Supreme Commission for the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on June 24 the withdrawal of a series of "privileges" of Palestinian prisoners in retaliation for Hamas's refusal to allow Red Cross to visit Gilad Shalit Israeli military.

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