UN Keeps Watch as More Than 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike

On Tuesday the United Nations announced that they would be keeping a close eye on the 1,100 Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli jails who recently went on hunger strike.

The strike began on Monday by Marwan Barghouti, a jailed leader of the Intifada uprisings who is considered a terrorist by Israel. The move is intended to pressure officials into furnishing prisoners with telephone access and better medical treatment and to meet other demands.
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