Islamic Jihad: Hundreds intend to join hunger strike in Israeli jails

The Islamic Jihad Movement’s leading committee of prisoners said that hundreds of detainees in Israeli jails would join the hunger strike battle in the next few days.

In a press release on Friday, the committee stressed the need to back up the hunger strike as it reached a very critical stage without any response to the just demands of prisoners.

The committee urged the national factions, human rights groups and the world’s conscientious people to make concerted efforts to support the prisoners in their struggle for better prison conditions.

Since April 17, hundreds of prisoners staged an open-ended hunger strike to demand basic rights.

Their primary demands include more frequent and lengthy family visits, better incarceration conditions such as improved medical care, access to telephones and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention without charge or trial.