Sunday, May 29, 2011

Prisoners freeze hunger strike as negotiations begin

[ 28/05/2011 - 05:44 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have “temporarily” halted a wide-ranging hunger strike designed to aid the prisoners placed in isolation, the Asra prisoner studies center reported Saturday.
The decision came three weeks after the hunger strike began as prisoner leaders and the prison administration have begun talks discussing the demands.
The strike will resume should the talks fail or should the prison administration renege on gestures to solve the pending problems, the prisoners told Asra.
During the strike, inmates in four different prisons deserted food for two days out of the week. They were later joined by two more prisons amid demands ending solitary confinement of prisoners.