What’s behind Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike? – Inside Story

It’s been a full month of self-imposed starvation for 1,500 Palestinian prisoners.

They’re taking part in a hunger strike to demand better conditions inside Israeli jails.

They also want more visits from their family and an end to solitary confinement.

Although Israeli representatives have repeatedly met the Palestinian Authority, negotiations to end the hunger strike have yet to begin.

So, how far are the prisoners willing to go?

Presenter: Peter Dobbie

Guest:

Akiva Eldar – Senior Columnist at Al Monitor Israel Pulse

Majed Bamya – Diplomat and Member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the state of Palestine

Akram Alayasa – Head of International Relations at the Commission of Detainees and a former political prisoner

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