Spokesperson of the Wa’ed Society for Detainees and Freed Detainees,  Abdullah Abu Qandeel, stated on Thursday that the detainees in all Israeli prisons and detention facilities announced a hunger strike and refused to leave their room in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Nakba. He added that the detainees, in spite of the ongoing violations and harsh conditions they face, are determined to prove that their imprisonment and years behind bars will not affect their steadfastness.

Qandeel added that the detainees “are the candle that lights the path of freedom”, and that they managed always to prove that they will remain steadfast until liberation and independence.