PA minister says hunger strike resulted in victory for prisoners

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 25, 2014 12:10

Palestinian Minister of Prisoner Affairs Shawki al-Issa said Wednesday that the end of the two-month hunger strike by dozens of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails marked a victory for the prisoners.

Issa said that the strike had not been stopped completely but merely frozen, Army Radio reported.

He said that some of the hunger-striking prisoners demands had been met. "After the prisoners were victorious in their efforts to defeat the force-feeding bill, the occupation surrendered and began negotiating with the prisoners' representatives."





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