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1500 Palestinian Prisoners to launch open-ended hunger strike
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Gaza, ALRAY – About 1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are prepared to launch the first escalatory steps for hunger strike under the slogan of freedom, maintain achievements and capabilities, Committee of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners stated.

In a press release, the committee said that 120 prisoners of the Gaza Strip will join the hunger Strike in 17th April, 2017 called for by the Central Committee of Fatah movement, Marwan Barghouti.

Among the prisoners, the dean of Gaza prisoners Diaa al-Agha, Abdel Rahim Abu Holi, Basil Arif, Naeem Masran, Difaa Abu Atira, Marwan Al-Maqadma, Mohammed Bakr, Mamdouh Bakr, Samer Al-Tarsha and Ammar Al-Nabahin.

Prisoners from all Palestinian factions will join the strike along with two full sections in the prison of Ofer (about 240 prisoners), in addition to 270 prisoners in Nafha prison.
The committee pointed out that 30 prisoners in Ashqelon will join the first escalatory step, 120 in Rimon, and 150 in Negev.

Dean of Palestinian prisoners, Karim Yunis, announced joining the strike called for by MP Barghouthi on April 17, in addition to the support of other Palestinian leaders in Israeli prisons.