At least 40 Palestinians being held in the Israeli prison of Megiddo have joined the open-ended mass hunger strike, said the strikers’ Media Committee of “Freedom and Dignity”.

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 other demands.