Palestinian Prisoners Continue Hunger Strike

Published May 11th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continued Wednesday their hunger strike, which started since the beginning of this month as a protest to their unfair treatment by the prison's administration, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.  

Palestinian minister for prisoners' affairs Hisham Abdel Razeq was quoted by the agency as saying that Palestinian POWs will continue their strike until the Israeli prison administration responds to their humanitarian demands, stops the isolation policy and releases them according to the signed agreements.  

There are more than 3000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails most are from Islamic movements such as Hamas and Jihad.  

Abdel Razeq added that he met with an Israeli official from the prison administration to discuss the deteriorating situation of the prisoners and the reasons, which led to the strike, but he also asserted that the meeting did not achieve the required results, KUNA added.  

The Sharm el-Sheikh agreement states the release of Palestinian prisoners in batches, but Israel had stopped that after releasing only two batches, which included 400 prisoners -  



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