Palestinian inmates in Israeli prison begin hunger strike

Palestinian inmates in Israeli prison begin hunger strike
Sun Jan 12, 2014 14:55:09

Palestinian political prisoners held in Israel’s Ramon Prison have launched a hunger strike in protest against the latest assaults against them.

The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees warned on Sunday that the situation at the Israeli jail may even lead to confrontations, Press TV reported.

Four units of the Israeli military have continued assaults against the prisoners for the third week in a row.

The soldiers, accompanied by military dogs, repeatedly break into the cells and violently search the detainees.

Prisoners have also discovered that there are hidden cameras in the walls of their rooms. They say the issue violates their rights.

Several inmates have been moved to solitary confinement in the Israeli prison.

Some 5,000 Palestinians are locked up in Israeli prisons. They are being kept in overcrowded poor conditions.

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have been subject to human rights violations such as the use of torture during interrogation by prison authorities.

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