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Hamas prisoners in Israel to go on hunger strike

Hamas declares measure after several inmates placed in solitary confinement and in protest against Israel's plan to revoke Palestinian detainees' privileges

Latest Update: 06.26.11

Hamas operatives who are imprisoned in Israel have announced that they will go on a 24-hour hunger strike starting Monday, in protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's intention to revoke some of their privileges.

Israel has placed at least seven senior Hamas operatives in solitary confinement and the strike comes in response to this, Ynet has learned.

Israel's Prison Service refused to confirm or deny the report, however sources confirmed that the security establishment has decided to place the prisoners in solitary confinement to deny them visits.

The government's plan aims to prevent contact between the various Hamas inmates who will be scattered in separate wings or different faciliti

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Added: Jun-26-2011 Occurred On: Jun-26-2011
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Hamas prisoners, hunger strike, Benjamin Netanyahu, privileges
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