There is no evidence of a hunger strike by Palestinian security prisoners at any
of the country’s prisons, a Prisons Service spokeswoman told The Jerusalem Post
The comments came after several reports appeared on Sunday
claiming that a Hamas body responsible for prisoners had coordinated a hunger
strike in response to steps by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to limit
certain conditions for the prisoners, such as highspeed Internet access,
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“There have been no reports of a hunger strike or a return of
meals,” the Prisons Service spokeswoman said.
Public Security Minister
Yitzhak Aharonovitch said he was not concerned by the threat of a hunger strike,
Israel Radio reported.
“They can strike as much as they like,” he was
quoted as saying.
Aharonovitch spoke during a ceremony to launch an urban
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