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PFLP chief placed in solitary confinement

The Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Ahmed Sa'adat has been placed in solitary confinement in Rimon Prison after he started a hunger strike, Quds Press reported.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners' Club (PPC), Sa'adat was put in solitary confinement by Israeli prison authorities after he joined the mass hunger strike being staged in solidarity with Bilal Kayid.

Kayid was held under administrative detention after completing a 15-year prison term. He immediately began a hunger strike which has been ongoing for 48 days.

A couple of days after he starting his protest, scores of Palestinian prisoners joined him.

Four other prisoners are on hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention.

Senior PFLP leader Abdel-Alim Da'na said Sa'adat's hunger strike is a "strong message to Palestinians, including prisoners, to protest against administrative detention."

He criticised the official stance of the Palestinian Authority regarding hunger strikers, which he said only "issued statements".

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