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Israel punishes hunger striking prisoners by banning family visits

Palestinians take part in a rally in support of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails who ended their hunger strike earlier in the day, in Gaza City on May 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Mona Kandil
Press TV, Ramallah

Israeli prison authorities have cancelled dozens of visitation permits for the families of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. Palestinian activists believe the decision is a sort of punishment for the inmates who took part in a mass hunger strike earlier this year.


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