Palestinian Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike In Israel

Palestinians take part in a rally in Gaza.
1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have gone on a hunger strike on Tuesday, National Prisoner's Day, to protest Israel's practice of administrative detention and the intolerable treatment in Israeli jails.
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