Over the past two days, approximately 70 hunger-striking Palestinian security prisoners were evacuated to hospitals following a deterioration in their health. 600 of the 750 prisoners involved in the strike have begun receiving medical treatment in the prisons.


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Today (Monday) and yesterday, approximately 70 Palestinian security prisoners participating in the hunger-strike were evacuated to different hospitals following a deterioration in their health.

Over the past several weeks, 750 Palestinian security prisoners have been participating in a hunger-strike against conditions in the Israeli prisons. The leader of the hunger-strike is Marwan Barghouti.

Approximately 600 of them are being treated in special medical departments established in the prison due to the hunger-strike. The Israel Prison Service stated that no prisoners are in a life-threatening condition.