Palestinian prisoners continue their hunger strike for 35th consecutive day

Jerusalem (IINA) � The Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continued their open-ended hunger strike for the 35th consecutive day on Sunday.

The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike confirmed that the leadership of the prisoners is still firmly leading the strike and the negotiations are taking place at this most difficult and sensitive stage.

The committee explained that the Israel Prisons Service (IPS) shifted a number of striking prisoners from Asqalan prison to Barzilai hospital after they stopped drinking water, causing noticeable deterioration in their health.

The National Committee in Support of the Striking Prisoners announced a general strike starting from 11 am to 2 pm Sunday, excluding universities, schools and medical facilities. The committee underscored the need for Palestinians presence in the sit-in tents during the period of the strike.

Around 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails started an open hunger strike on April 17. The strike, also known as the Freedom and Dignity battle, was spearheaded by imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan al-Barghouti, to protest the difficult life conditions endured by Palestinians prisoners in Israeli jails.

Source: International Islamic News Agency