Palestinian Prisoners Suspend their Strike after Reaching an Agreement with the Israeli Entity




The head of the prisoners’ affairs in occupied Palestine, Issa Qarqa, on Saturday, declared that the prisoners in the prisons of the Israeli occupation suspended their open hunger strike after reaching an agreement between the so-called Israeli Prison Service and the strike committee led by captive Marwan Barghouthi to meet their humanitarian demands.

The agreement came after negotiations lasted about 20 hours with the prisoner Marwan Barghouthi and the leadership of the strike in Ashkelon prison.

The details of the agreement will be officially announced by the head of the Prisoners’ Affairs Authority Issa Qaraqa’a during a press conference to be held today.

Some 1,600 Palestinian prisoners began an open hunger strike on 17 April entitled “Freedom and Dignity” to demand a number of basic demands that are denied by the administration of Israeli prisons.

And the number of striking prisoners increased with the accession of hundreds of them within 40 days of the strike, and the strike was supported by the crowd around it during the 40 days.

The most prominent demands of the prisoners are to end the policy of administrative detention, end the policy of solitary confinement, endi the policy of preventing family visits and irregularities, end the policy of medical negligence, and other basic and legitimate demands.