Israel manufactures lies and mischeief about Bargouti eating in his cell

Families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails demonstrate in front of the EU offices in East Jerusalem on April 27, 2017 after hundreds of the detainees launched a hunger strike earlier. Some 1,500 Palestinian prisoners entered the 11th day of a hunger strike over demands ranging from improved medical care to greater access to telephone calls. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI
Israel is ‘waging a serious war of lies and misleading information to create a state of confusion’ (National Committee for the Freedom and Dignity Strike)

Representatives of the Palestinian hunger strikers have dismissed as “false rumours” video footage allegedly showing their leader Marwan Barghouti eating in his cell, saying it was an Israeli attempt at “psychological warfare”. The video, released on Israeli media on Sunday evening, allegedly shows Barghouti eating snacks in his cell toilet while leading a hunger strike to gain Palestinian prisoners basic rights.

The National Committee for the Freedom and Dignity Strike, however, said the footage dated back to 2004, and that its release was a deliberate attempt to confuse the campaign by about 1,500 prisoners, which began on 17 April. In two separate videos, a man is shown eating snacks in his cell. His face is not clearly visible, and the videos do not show a timestamp.
Read details in Middle East Eye