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Palestinian administrative detainees tell Israel: We will not end our hunger strike

A senior official from the Israel Prison Service has met with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, the Ahrar Centre for Detainees Studies and Human Rights said. The prisoners told the official that they do not intend to end their hunger strike.

In a press statement the organisation said the official asked the prisoners to end their hunger strike, telling them that the hunger strike will yield no useful results and that “hundreds of prisoners” will be held under administrative detention because “Israel is in a state of war”.

He told the hunger strikes that the media’s attention is currently focused on the Hebron operation and claimed that their cause is ignored by the media at this stage.

Palestinian prisoners held in administrative detention have been on hunger strike for more than 55 days in a row in protest against the policy that enables the Israeli authorities to imprison Palestinians with no charge of trial.

 

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