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Israel expels Palestinian prisoners from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip

February 13, 2014 at 12:32 am

On Wednesday the Israeli Occupation expelled the Palestinian prisoner Ayman Abu-Daud to the Gaza Strip after he spent 40 days on hunger strike.

Abu-Daud was released by the prisoner swap held between Israel and the Palestinian fighters in 2011, when Israel released more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Palestinians kidnapped Shalit from his tank at the Gaza border.

Israel violated the terms of the swap and detained Daud and several other released prisoners in the West Bank. Daud went on hunger strike when he was detained and ended his strike on bail, only to be expelled to the Gaza Strip for ten years.

Daud said that life inside Israeli jails is very difficult and prisoners receive bad health treatment. He said that the prisoners on hunger strike are suffering serious health issues.