New footage released by the Israel Prison’s Authority appears to show Marwan Barghouti, the jailed Fatah official leading a hunger strike of more than 6,000 Palestinian security prisoners, eating food in his jail cell bathroom.
At 3:55 of the video, Barghouti can be seen taking some food from an envelope and placing it in his mouth before apparently spitting it in the toilet.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said in response that Barghouti is “cynically endangering fellow inmates while not even committing to the protest himself.”
The hunger strike initiated by Barghouti began on April 17 to coincide with Palestinian “Prisoners Day,” an annual event held in solidarity with the more than 6,000 Palestinian security prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails. Barghouti is currently serving five life sentences for his role in murderous terror attacks during the Second Intifada in the early 2000s.