Students threaten to hold hunger strike

As the student strike entered its 26th day on Wednesday, some 40 students from Ben Gurion University in the Negev threatened to hold an open-ended hunger strike in Beersheba's Kiryat Hamemeshala (Government Compound). The students set up a tent encampment as part of their ongoing protests against the Shochat Committee's recommendation to raise tuition fees and urged fellow students from across the country to join them.