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Prisoners start open-ended hunger strike demanding better conditions

More than 200 Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jail of Rimon started today an open-ended hunger strike in protest against installation of jamming devices in the prison.

Prisoners demanding better conditions mainly for women prisoners in nearby Damon prison, said the Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission in a press statement.

It said negotiations between the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) and representatives of prisoners in section four in Rimon prison have failed and reached a dead end because the IPS did not accept the prisoners’ demands and retaliated by shutting down two sections in the prison.

The commission condemned the IPS for not accepting the most basic demands by the prisoners.