Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Ramallah, West Bank - 3 Weeks Into Hunger Strike, Palestinian Inmates Add Vitamins

Published on: May 7, 2017 09:44 AM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  
Palestinians take part in a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mussa QawasmaPalestinians take part in a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Ramallah, West Bank - An activist says hundreds of Palestinians participating in a hunger strike in Israeli prisons have begun taking vitamin supplements.

The strike entered its 21st day Sunday. Israel says 890 prisoners are participating.

Qadoura Fares, head of an advocacy group for Palestinian prisoners, says the hunger strikers began taking supplements on day 15. He says guards stepped up punishment, seizing all personal items and leaving prisoners “with nothing except their beds.”

Advertisement:

Fares says strike organizer and Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti remains in solidarity confinement. He says the information comes from lawyers who recently visited the strikers.

The spokesman for the Israel Prison Service could not be reached for comment.

The prisoners seek improved conditions, including more family visits.

Israel holds about 6,500 Palestinians on charges related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.



More of today's headlines

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday said it detained another American citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country. North Korea's official Korean Central News... Frankfurt - German authorities are evacuating around 50,000 people from their homes in the northern city of Hannover while five suspected aerial bombs from World War II...

 

Total3

Read Comments (3)  —  Post Yours »

1

 May 07, 2017 at 10:29 AM Anonymous Says:

Hypocrites! Stop taking vitamins, and die with honor. Quickly.

2

 May 07, 2017 at 12:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Hypocrites! Stop taking vitamins, and die with honor. Quickly.

Amen to that

3

 May 08, 2017 at 01:35 PM The_Truth Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Hypocrites! Stop taking vitamins, and die with honor. Quickly.

Quickly? Let them go slowly.
Why cant Israel ban vitamins for them too. I am sure the is no international law saying they have to let prisoners have vitamins.

4

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:
Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!