Seven Palestinian political prisoners in the Palestinian Jericho Prison suffered from smoke inhalation after setting clothes and sheets on fire in protest to their continued imprisonment.A detainee known as Abu Aqsa said that inhaled smoke after several detainees set the clothes on fire in a section that contains 17 prisoners.

He added that the detainees refused to receive medical treatment or to go to the hospital in order to place pressure on the Palestinian Authority to release them.

Also, Abu Aqsa said that the detainees sent several letters to the P.A in order to release them adding that today’s protest is a message to the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Interior Minister, Nasser Yousef, to start working for the release of all political detainees.

Jericho District Security Chief, General Jamal Qadoumi, confirmed the incident He added that the prisoners who carried the protest are members of the Palestinian security forces who violated military orders and that they will be released after they finish their terms.