46 Palestinian prisoners went on hunger strike, Israeli army launched arrests campaign

Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli prison "Askelon" launched on Sunday an open hunger strike in protest against the difficult living conditions imposed by the prison administration against them, while the Israeli army launched a campaign of arrests in different parts of the West Bank.

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Our correspondent (ANHA) in Gaza, quoted from the head of the Palestinian Prisoners' Affairs Authority, Qadri Abu Bakr, "Forty-six prisoners began their open hunger strike on Sunday morning, and this strike comes in order to demand better living conditions for the prisoners and stop the fierce incursions faced by the families of prisoners during the visit."

Abu Bakr pointed out that "the Israeli Special Repression Units broke into the prison, where 46 prisoners were held the day before yesterday after midnight."

In a related context, the Israeli army arrested on Sunday morning, 8 Palestinian youths during a campaign of large-scale arrests, carried out in various parts of the West Bank.

Our correspondent (ANHA) quoted Palestinian sources as saying that the Israeli army arrested eight Palestinians after breaking into their homes and damaging their personal possessions.

The Israeli website "Wala" said that the army arrested what they described as wanted, allegedly for their participation in security activities against the army.

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