More Palestinian prisoners join mass hunger strikers

Ramalla

Scores of Palestinian prisoners have joined a mass hunger strike underway in Israeli prisons in a protest campaign which entered its eighth day on Monday.
The media committee established to support the “Freedom and Dignity” strike said six Palestinians held in the Israeli prison of Megiddo started refusing food on Thursday, joining their 1,500 fellow inmates who are currently on hunger strike.
According to the report, the six prisoners were immediately placed in isolation on Sunday which saw 34 other detainees in Megiddo taking part in the hunger strike.
Palestinian prisoners from across the political spectrum have gone on the hunger strike, initially called for by former Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, since April 17 in protest at the conditions of Israeli prisons.—Agencies

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