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Islamic Jihad calls for clash with Israel over hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

Gazans take part in a protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike at Israeli jails on 25 October 2021 [Youssef Abu Watfa/ApaImages]
Gazans take part in a protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike at Israeli jails on 25 October 2021 [Youssef Abu Watfa/ApaImages]

The Islamic Jihad movement yesterday called on Palestinians to "clash with the Israeli occupation" in support of the six hunger striking prisoners in Israeli detention.

The Palestinian Prisoners' Club yesterday warned that six hunger-striking prisoners are now in "extreme danger" and could die in prison. They named them: Kayed Al-Fasous,Miqdad Qawasmeh, Alaa Al-Araj, Hisham Abu Hawash, Shadi Abu Aker and Ayyad Al-Harimi.

The organisation pointed out that Al-Fasfous had been on a hunger strike for 102 days, Qawasmeh for 95 days, Al-Araj for 78 days, Abu Hawwash for 69 days, Abu Aker for 61 days and Al-Harimi for 32 days.

"We call on the masses to participate in the activities of supporting the striking detainees, and to engage with the occupation in support of our sons and brothers who are suffering from hunger and Israeli terrorism," the movement's spokesperson, Tariq Ezz Al-Din, said in a statement.

He stressed that their health was now in a "very serious" condition.

The prisoners launched a hunger strike in protest of their continued incarceration by the occupation under administrative detention, without charge or trial.

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