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40 Palestinian Detainees Start Hunger Strike in ‘Israeli’ Prison

40 Palestinian Detainees Start Hunger Strike in ‘Israeli’ Prison
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By Staff, Agencies

Some 40 Palestinian prisoners launched an open-ended hunger strike on Wednesday in a prison in southern of the ‘Israeli’-territories.

Held in Ashkelon prison, the detainees are protesting deteriorating living conditions and escalating repressive measures by the prison administration.

According to the head of the Palestinian Authority Prisoners' Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr: "Prisoners in Ashkelon prison informed the prison administration of their intention to start an open-ended hunger strike until their demands are met."

The prisoners were subjected to repressive measures and that their belongings were damaged by the authorities, the man added as cited by Anadolu news agency.

Several prisoners’ rights groups reported that the Zionist prison administration has escalated repressive policies against Palestinian prisoners since the beginning of this year.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,000 Palestinians -- including 200 children and 40 women -- are languishing in ‘Israeli’ detention facilities.

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