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Palestinian inmates in Israel announce massive hunger strike

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Palestinian inmates in Israel announce massive hunger strike

Ramallah, Mar 14(Prensa Latina) Palestinian inmates will start a massive hunger strike on March 25 to protest against the repressive measures taken by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), a NGO linked to the matter confirmed.
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The Prisoners´ Club aanounced in a statement that inmates repeated their willingness to stop eating food to demand their rights, which have been lessened in the last months by the IPS.

Prisoners stopped a few days ago several disobedience acts, following the Israeli decision to stop the actions against the Palestinian detainees in Nafha prison.

However, the national committee, which groups prisoners from all Palestinian factions, announced yesterday that they will increase their protest until their demands are met.

Tension in these facilities escalated since September 2021, following the escape of six Palestinians from the northern maximum-security Gilboa prison.

Although they were caught after a massive manhunt, Tel Aviv officials implemented numerous punitive measures against the remaining detainees such as bans on visits and reduced yard time, leading to clashes and strikes.

After weeks of clashes, agreements were reached between the parties, but Israel’s decision to renege on them provoked a new wave of protests, including the refusal to stand up at morning roll call, to go out to the yard and the return of meals.

According to official data, at the end of last January, the number of Palestinian prisoners rose to some 4,500 inhabitants of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including 32 women and 180 minors.

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