6 Palestinian terror inmates announce hunger strike over ‘repressive measures’

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Six Palestinian terror inmates have announced they are beginning a hunger strike, the Israel Prison Service says.

The prisoners at the Nafha, Ketziot, Ramon and Gilboa prisons “will be dealt with disciplinarily in accordance with the IPS orders,” a statement says.

“IPS will show zero tolerance toward violations of order and discipline, and will act as always with professionalism and determination in the face of any threat,” the IPS adds.

According to the official Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA, the hunger strike is being launched by the prisoners over the IPS’s refusal to cancel “repressive measures recently imposed against them.”

The six are representatives of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society group, according to WAFA. Their hunger strike will begin on the first day of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast anyway during daylight hours.

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