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Prisoners in Israeli jails launch solidarity hunger strike

Dec. 4, 2012 2:00 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 9, 2012 2:47 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launched a one-day hunger strike on Tuesday for the second consecutive week, to show support to long-term hunger strikers, the Palestinian Authority ministry of prisoners affairs said.

Last Tuesday, prisoners launched a solidarity strike in support of Ayman Sharawna, Samer Issawi and Odai Kilani.

Inmates warned on Monday that "the situation inside prisons will explode if anything bad happens to them," the PA ministry said.

Sharawna, on hunger strike for 157 days, is unable to sleep and has lost 90 percent of eyesight in his right eye.

Issawi, on hunger strike for 126 days, suffers continual fainting and cannot use his right leg and hand, the ministry added.

Issawi, from Jerusalem, and Sharawna, from Hebron were both released under the 2011 prisoner swap deal but rearrested shortly after, and are being held without charge.

Kilani, who is from Tubas, has refused food for 44 days to protest the renewal of his administrative detention order.
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