Families of political prisoners held by the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip stated that their detained sons declared an open ended hunger strike demanding their release. The families told the Palestine Press News Agency that the Military Prosecutors Office in Gaza has been delaying the cases of the political prisoners under different claims including the alleged absence of certain judges.

The families added that the military prosecutors’ office in Gaza cancelled all bails presented by the prisoners’ lawyers, and rejected dozens of bail applications.

The Palestine Press News Agency stated that a Fateh movement official in Gaza, revealed a few days ago, that there are 71 Fateh members currently imprisoned by Hamas, and demanded their immediate and safe release.

It is worth mentioning that several Hamas officials repeatedly denied the existence of political prisoners in the Gaza Strip, and demanded the Fateh-led Authority in the West Bank to release all political prisoners.