Palestinian Detainees to Begin Hunger Strike April 17

26 Mar
10:07 PM

Palestinian Legislative Council MP and member of Fateh’s Central Committee, detainee Marwan al-Barghouti, has announced the intention of fellow Palestinian detainees¬†and Fateh captives, held in Israeli jails, to start a hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, April 17.

In a statement published on Saturday, Barghouti said that the hunger strike aims at achieving a number of demands, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society .

The demands include  allowing a second visit, which was suspended by the International Committee for the Red Cross, as well as offering regular family visits.

They also demand no visit bans and increasing the visit duration from 45 to 90 minutes. The captives also ask for allowing prisoners to take photos every three months with their families during visitations.

Barghouti also revealed that Fateh detainees demand the closure of Ramleh prison hospital for lacking the ability to conduct periodical health examinations, as well as urgent surgeries.

Other demands, according to the PNN, include providing detainees with satellite channels, returning kitchens to all prisons under the supervision of prisoners, allowing the entry of books, newspapers, clothes, food, and special goods for female captives.

 

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