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1,200 Palestinian prisoners declare hunger strike

1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began a hunger strike Tuesday, Reuters reports. Israel's prisons authority said in a written statement that a further 2,300 Palestinian prisoners said they would reject their daily meal in support of Palestinian Prisoners' Day.

The Guardian reported on Sunday that 11 Palestinian prisoners are already on previously-declared hunger strikes, 3 of whom have been hospitalized. The strikers are seeking to draw attention to their conditions, including issues of imprisonment without charge and solitary confinement.

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