1200 Palestinian Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike

Published January 27, 2019

1200 Palestinian Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike

More than 1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s Ofer Prison on January 22nd, launched an open-ended hunger strike, in protest against the occupation’s continuous violations against them.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said that about 150 Palestinian prisoners were wounded when the Israeli Special Military Police stormed Ofer Prison on Monday morning.

According to the PPC, six prisoners suffered from fractures, 40 were wounded in their heads and had stitches and the others suffered injuries as a result of the use of rubber bullets and tear gas.

In response to the violent Israeli crackdown, prisoners refused to eat and rejected offers by the prison administration to meet with detainee representatives unless all factions were represented in the meeting.