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Palestinian Prisoners’ Mass Hunger Strike Continues

They are demanding basic rights such as family visits, proper medical care, end of detention without trial etc.

Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike has entered its fourth day. It is gaining support from various people across the world. A mother of four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prison has joined the strike. A Syrian prisoner in Israeli prison has also supported the strike. Here are two reports of the strike.


Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners entered the third day of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike on Wednesday, with imprisoned Palestinian women launching protest measures, as lawyers representing the hunger strikers announced they were boycotting Israeli courts.

Meanwhile, head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe called upon the United Nations secretary general to hold an emergency meeting for the UN General Assembly to discuss “the escalating and dangerous conditions” in Israeli detention centers and prisons, as the strike continues.

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A Palestinian mother of four prisoners began a hunger strike on Wednesday in solidarity with her sons, who entered the third day of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, which is taking place across Israeli prisons with an estimated 1,500 Palestinian prisoners participating.

Head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe told Ma’an that Latifa Muhammad Naji Abu Hmeid, the mother of Nasr, Nasser, Mahmoud and Sharif Abu Hmeid from the al-Amari refugee camp started an open hunger strike to support her four sons who are participating in the mass hunger strike in protest of the lack of basic rights in Israeli prisons.

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