Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike for one day only - Israel News, Ynetnews
The government’s plan aims to prevent contact between the various Hamas inmates who will be scattered in separate wings or different facilities. They will not be allowed to share prison cells or stay in adjacent cells. Some of the prisoners will also be put in solitary confinement.
Prisoners will also suffer a reduction in the amount of meat they eat and will receive meat dishes only once or twice a week. They are currently allowed to collectively buy meat, chicken and vegetables together on top of their prison meals. This practice will now be banned. The Palestinian prisoners’ access to their special canteen will also be limited.
Meanwhile, Hamas slammed Netanyahu for announcing that Israel has accepted the German mediator’s proposal for a prisoner exchange that aims to release captive IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. The organization claimed that Netanyahu is “lying” and that “his only goal is to cover up his failure.”
Riyadh al-Ashqar, the information director for Hamas’ Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs, said that “the detainees decided to protest against the prison’s management, especially because many of the movement’s leaders have been transferred to separate and isolated cells.”