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Palestinian prisoners stage hunger strike

Sept. 28, 2011 at 8:02 AM

JERUSALEM, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Palestinian inmates at four prisons in Israel have launched a hunger strike, Israel's Prison Service confirmed Wednesday.

The 85 security inmates are demanding that Palestinian prisoners separated from the general inmate population be returned to regular wings of the four prisons, Ynetnews.com reported.

Issa Karaka, Palestinian minister for prisoner affairs, said the prisoners decided to hold a hunger strike every week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until their demands are met.

Karaka said if the government fails to respond the prisoners will go a step further and disobey prison rules.

Prisons involved in the protest are Nafha, Eshel, Ramon and Ketziot.

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