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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 07/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) r/>Ramallah May 07 - Nearly all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will go on hunger strike for one day on Thursday in solidarity with administrative detainees who have been on strike for nearly two weeks an official said.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs Ziad Abu Ein told (Ma'an) news agency on Wednesday that some 5100 Palestinians in Israeli jails would be going on hunger strike the following dy.

Some 50 convicted prisoners will be starting an open hunger strike Thursday in solidarity with administrative detainees who are held without charge or trial.

More than 100 Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a mass open-ended hunger strike on April 24 in protest against their detention without trial.

Over 800000 Palestinians have been detained since 1967 with 5224 currently being held in Israeli prisons according to the PLO.


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