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| 17 April, 2017

Palestinians in Israeli jails begin hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails Monday began an open hunger strikes.

GAZA, 17th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails Monday began an open hunger strikes coinciding with the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day.

Some of the prisoners’ demands include ending the policy of solitary confinement, ending the policy of administration detention, improving the living conditions of prisoners, improving family visits, right to education and improving medical conditions.

The Palestine News Agency, WAFA, quoted Issa Qaraqe, Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, as saying that more than 1,300 Palestinian prisons have joined in the hunger strike. He said the number is likely to increase in the upcoming days.

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