Source: Prisons Service 'ready' for hunger strike

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April 16, 2012 16:20

The Prisons Service is always prepared for the possibility of a hunger strike, a source from the agency told The Jerusalem Post on Monday, as Palestinian reports claimed security prisoners would launch a mass hunger strike on Tuesday.

Tuesday is the Palestinian Authority's Prisoner Day, when terrorists behind bars are honored.

"The threat of a hunger strike is always there. Should it be fulfilled, we are ready to deal with it. No special preparations are necessary," the source added.

The Service is currently aware of seven Palestinian hunger strikers, most of whom are at its medical clinic in Ramle, where their fluid levels and weight are being monitored by doctors.


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