Palestinian Prisoners Launch One-Day Hunger Strike in Protest of Prisoner’s Mysterious Death

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RAMALLAH, September 10, 2014 (WAFA) – Palestinian prisoners, held in Israeli jails, started on Wednesday a one-day general hunger strike in protest of the mysterious death of inmate Raed al-Jabari, who died at an Israeli hospital on Tuesday hours after he was moved there.

Al-Jabari did not suffer from any diseases before his mysterious death, which casts doubts on the grounds behind his death, posing concern that torturing in Israeli prisons has become a widely used policy per se by the Israeli Prison Authority.

The prisoners said in a leaked letter that their strike is in protest of the aggressive Israeli policy against them.

Head of the Prisoners’ Committee, Issa Qaraqe, said the prisoners held the head of the Israeli Prison Authority accountable for al-Jabari’s death.

Source: WAFA