Hamas prisoners eat despite plan to go on hunger strike

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June 27, 2011 09:17

 
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Despite Hamas prisoners' announcement Sunday that they will hold a one-day hunger strike in protest of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to deprive them of certain privileges, the prisoners accepted food brought to their cells Monday morning, Army Radio reported quoting Prison Service authorities.

On Sunday, Riyad al-Ashqar, spokesman for the Hamas-run Ministry for Prisoners Affairs, said prisoners would hold the hunger strike and it would be followed by other steps if the prison authorities don’t stop their new measures, including keeping prisoners in solitary confinement.

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