Some 1,200 Palestinian security prisoners entered their second day of a hunger
strike on Wednesday.
Prison authorities have stopped serving the
convicted terrorists food, a source from the agency confirmed.
whether staff were prepared to deal with a long-term hunger strike, the source
answered in the affirmative, noting that it would take “two to three weeks of
hunger strike” to reach a stage in which medical intervention was
“If there’s a need, we can do that, even on a large scale,” the
The prisoners were all drinking water.
strike has not been accompanied by any unusual or violent
The security prisoners announced the start of a hunger
strike on Tuesday to mark the Palestinian Authority’s “Prisoner Day.”
further 1,100 prisoners returned their daily meals on Tuesday, but went back to
eating food on Wednesday.
The 1,200 hunger strikers join seven additional
hunger strikers, most of whom are being monitored at a medical clinic in Ramle.