At least 40 Palestinians being held in the Israeli prison of Megiddo have joined the open-ended mass hunger strike,Â said the strikers’ Media Committee of â€śFreedom and Dignityâ€ť.
The committee said, according to WAFA, that the prison administration prevented the lawyer from visiting the hunger strikers.
The mass strike entered its seventh day on Sunday.
The detainees aim to restore many of the rights that were taken from the, by the prison administration, which they had achieved through many past strikes.
They are demanding to be moved to prisons in the occupied territories as per the Fourth Geneva Convention, which would make it easier for their families to visit them, as well as lifting restrictions on family visits and better treatment at military checkpoints, along with otherÂ demands.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.