"Israel" retracts its promises to Palestinian prisoners, hunger strike to start soon
The Israeli occupation is collectively punishing Palestinian prisoners, as they are living in tragic conditions in light of the silence of the international community.
Qadri Abu Bakr, head of the Palestinian Authority's commission for prisoners, said there is a state of tension and turmoil inside Israeli occupation prisons, after the Israeli Prisons Authority retracted its recent promises to prisoners and imposed new punishments.
Abu Bakr affirmed that a hunger strike in all Israeli prisons will be carried out on March 25.
In an interview for Sputnik, Abu Bakr pointed out that "Israel" is collectively punishing Palestinian prisoners after Operation Freedom Tunnel, noting that prisoners are living in tragic conditions in light of the silence of the international community.
Abu Bakr stated that the Israeli Prisons Authority had re-negotiated with the prisoners to avoid aggravating the situation in a way that would make it difficult to control, after the recent unrest.
He pointed out that, two weeks ago, the prisoners delivered a written letter containing their demands to the Israeli Prisons Authority, announcing they would launch an open hunger strike in case the occupation authority did not respond to the demands.
For his part, the freed prisoner, Ramez Al Halabi, told Al Mayadeen that the prisoners' decision to carry out a hunger strike before the month of Ramadan is an unprecedented event in the history of the captive movement, noting that this decision came as a result of the arbitrary measures of the Israeli occupation against the prisoners.
On Friday, the Palestinian prisoners announced they will go on an open hunger strike before the beginning of the month of Ramadan.
In a letter to Al Mayadeen, the prisoners affirmed that the strike decision came "in response to the tyranny of the Israeli occupation.
About 500 administrative detainees continue their boycott of the Israeli occupation courts for the 78th day in a row, in protest of the Israeli policy of administrative detention.
The number of prisoners detained in the Israeli occupation prisons reached about 4500, including 34 female prisoners, and about 180 children.