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PressTV –  Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:20PM GMT

Thousands of Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons go on hunger strike to protest detention conditions.
Thousands of Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons have begun a three-day hunger strike to protest “an escalating series of punitive measures by the Israel Prison Service (IPS)”.

Palestinian minister for prisoners, Issa Qaraqa said on Wednesday that the strike was a protest against the policy of solitary confinement, and was called to show solidarity with a group of prisoners from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

“I can confirm that all the prisoners in Israeli prisons have begun a three-day hunger strike, which could be increased, as a kind of warning to the Israeli administration,” Qaraqa told reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

“Around 200 prisoners from the PFLP and some others began…

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