Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli troops towards Palestinian demonstrators during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli troops towards Palestinian demonstrators during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinian prisoners enter 7th day of hunger strike

By: MENA
Sun, Apr. 14, 2019
RAMALLAH, April 14 (MENA) - About 150 Palestinian prisoners entered on Sunday their seventh day of an open-ended hunger strike which was staged on the back of the failure of talks with the Israel Prison Services (IPS) over the deteriorating situation in Israeli prisons.

The prisoners had declared an open-ended hunger strike on Monday.

In statements on Sunday, Chairman of the Commission of Detainees Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr expected a breakthrough in negotiations with IPS.

He noted that Palestinian prisoners had demanded that the IPS remove all electronic jamming devices in several prisons, which are believed to have an impact on their health in addition to allowing visits by families of Gaza prisoners, installing public phones in the prisons, ending raids of cells and assaults and improving medical service.
 
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