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Some 100 Palestinian prisoners said to join hunger strike

Some 100 Palestinian prisoners have joined a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails, the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reports.

The inmates are fasting in solidarity with three hunger-strikers protesting their detention without trial — Bilal Kayid, who has been fasting for 44 days, and Muhammad and Mahmud al-Balboul who launched a hunger strike 23 days ago.

The Israeli Prisons Service was working to have the prisoners end their hunger strikes, sanctioning them with fines and solitary confinement and barring their family members from visiting, the report says.

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