Protests against conditions in Israeli jails have continued recently, with two additional institutions joining the hunger-strikers’ action.The protest is intended to secure the release of a number of prisoners from solitary confinement and has been ongoing for three weeks so far. Some have been in solitary confinement for a number of years. There are over 7000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, most of whom are political prisoners.

The strike action presently includes over 600 inmates and organizers are seeking to expand both the numbers and the intensity of action. A full hunger strike is planned to start in July.

Strikers in the Ramon, Nafha, Ashkelon and Eshil facilities have now been joined by fellow inmates in Hadarim and Gelboa prisons