|[ 17/05/2011 - 12:30 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- The Palestinian ministry of prisoners' affairs in Gaza said that the Palestinian prisoners decided to go on hunger strike on Tuesday in honor of the martyrs who were killed by Israeli troops on the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe).
The Israeli occupation forces killed and wounded on Sunday dozens of Palestinian and Arab protestors in peaceful marches held to commemorate the anniversary inside their national territorial border areas in Syria and Lebanon as well as the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Spokesman for the ministry Riyadh Al-Ashqar stated that the Israeli administration of Ashkelon jail took further punitive measures against the Palestinian prisoners because of their declared intention to participate along with three other prisons in open and gradual hunger strike
Ashqar added that the prisoners intend to continue their hunger strike until the prison administrations stop their violations against them and meet their just demands.