Meshaal, Abbas discuss Palestinian prisoner issues

Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke by telephone Thursday about rallying Palestinians to support Palestinian prisoners in their hunger strike against certain Israeli prison policies, such as administrative detention, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported citing a Hamas statement.
According to the statement, the call between Meshaal and Abbas focused on rallying grassroots Palestinian efforts and all other levels to support the prisoner's demands to end the practices of administrative detention, solitary confinement and to reverse recent policy with respect to rolling back prisoner privileges and increasing penalties.
The two also discussed tactical strategy for emphasizing the hunger strike and prisoner issues on the public relations and diplomatic fronts.
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