Abbas: PA won't remain silent if striking prisoners harmed

May 10, 2012 22:00

The Palestinian Authority will not remain silent if any of the striking Palestinian prisoners is harmed, PA President Mahmoud Abbas warned Thursday.

Abbas's warning came during a visit he paid to a tent set up by families of Palestinian prisoners in Al-Bireh in solidarity with their sons.

"The case of the prisoners is not only a political issue," Abbas told the families. "Rather, it is a humanitarian issue. The prisoners are demanding humanitarian treatment."

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