500 Palestinians in administrative detention to start hunger strike

Ramallah Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails plan to start a hunger strike early next week, if occupation authorities do not stop holding them in administrative detention, head of a commission represents Palestinian prisoners said on Thursday.

Head of Detainees and Ex-detainees Committee, Issa Qaraqe, said in a statement that 500 Palestinian prisoners behind Israeli bars decided not to attend before the Israeli court if Israel does not end its policy of administrative detention, threatening at the same time, of more escalation starting next April.

Qaraqe expected the Israeli occupation authorities to carry out unprecedented harsh measures and solitary confinement against the detainees to end and encounter this planned strike as it did in the 2017 strike.

Qaraqe called on all Palestinians to support this strike in solidarity with the prisoners and their just demands.

Source: Jordan News Agency