Hamas Says Hunger Strike Goals Achieved (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 05/14/12)
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Hamas says Israel has agreed to meet enough of their demands to end
to the hunger strike by terrorists and security prisoners. Israel has
not commented on the recent development.
Not wanting the issue to explode into a propaganda victory for the
Palestinian Authority, Israel reportedly agreed to move jailed
prisoners, some of them terrorists, from solitary confinement to
regular cells and to allow visits from relatives in Gaza.
Israel also may have granted concessions concerning the procedure of
administrative detentions, widely accepted in the United States and
elsewhere, whereby suspects are held without charges on the basis of
intelligence information. The prisoners and their supporters have
demanded that they be released if charges are not placed.
Approximately 1,600 prisoners have been on a hunger strike for more
than 70 days, and Israel has transferred a number of the prisoners to
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas already has warned that he would hold
Israel responsible for the deaths of any hunger strikers.
The Palestinian Authority has unsuccessfully employed several methods
the past year in an attempt to gain international sympathy, which has
been wilting away in the wake of the PA´s refusal to accept political
or territorial compromises regarding a possible peace treaty with
Ironically, prisoners who belong to Abbas’ Fatah movement have been
on a hunger strike to protest their conditions in Hamas jails in Gaza
as well as to show solidarity for terrorists and security prisoners
in Israeli prisons. Several of the prisoners in Gaza have also been
jailed without charges. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/14/12)
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