Palestinian prisoners begin open-ended hunger strike

April 17, 2012 13:20

Some 2,300 Palestinians in Israeli prisons returned their meals on Tuesday as part of a one-day hunger strike that 1,200 intended to continue indefinitely.

The prisoners are demanding an end to administrative detentions and solitary confinement. They are also demanding that Israel permit visits by families from the Gaza Strip and cancel its decision to ban prisoners from engaging in academic studies and reading newspapers.

Khaled Abu Toameh contributed to this report.

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