Palestinian female inmates to join hunger strike

The Palestinian female detainees announced their decision to join the mass hunger strike that has swept Israeli jails for the third consecutive day.

The Palestinian female detainees announced their decision to join the mass hunger strike that has swept Israeli jails for the third consecutive day, according to PIC

According to the Prisoners’ and Ex-Prisoners’ Commission, a number of Palestinian female inmates returned prison meals in solidarity with the male hunger strikers in Israeli jails.

Lawyer Hiba Muslaha, from the Prisoners’ Commission, said following a visit to Hasharon lock-up that 58 female detainees held in the prison decided to return meals every 10 days.

The detainees vowed to escalate protest moves in case the Israeli prison authorities do not meet their demands.

Some 1,500 detainees started a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails as of Monday in protest at the torture and crackdowns they have been made to endure at the hands of the Israeli wardens and to demand restoration of rights that were withdrawn from them in addition to an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention.