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Hunger Strike Puts Focus on Palestinians in Israeli Prisons

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In recent months, Palestinians imprisoned by Israel have begun a series of hunger strikes to protest the conditions under which they are being held, including Israel's use of administrative detention to detain people without charge for months or even years. 

Two of the hunger strikers, Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh, are now on the brink of death, having gone without food for 74 days. Earlier this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations joined the chorus of human rights organizations and prisoners' rights groups calling on Israel to either charge the detainees or release them.

Please join us as we discuss these and other related issues with Sahar Francis, director of Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Ruchama Marton, founder of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel.