More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike for
over a month in Israeli jails demanding improved prison conditions.
After 34 days of foodless strike, many of the prisoners are in a
dangerous medical condition. A delegation of Israeli activists arrived
for a solidarity visit in Hebron. The delegation, which was organized at
the initiative of the Hitabrut-Tarbut movement, arrived at the tent of
prisoners' families and heard about the prisoners' demands, which
included: installing a public telephone in the prison for talks with
family members, installing toilets for families waiting for a visit,
extending the visit from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, and allowing
academic studies (a right denied to Palestinian prisoners while Jewish
security prisoners enjoy it).