Erekat: Israel must address hunger strikers' demands
Published Wednesday 02/05/2012 (updated) 02/05/2012 18:51
JERICHO (Ma'an) -- PLO official Saeb Erekat said Wednesday that Israel must address the concerns of hunger striking detainees.
Thousands of Palestinian detainees are on hunger strike in Israeli jails. Their demands include better living conditions, access to education, family visits and an end to solitary confinement.
In a statement, Erekat warned that the health of striking prisoners was deteriorating, particularly those who have refused food for over two months.
He also called for the release of all prisoners detained by Israel before 1994 in accordance with the Sharm el-Sheikh agreement of 1999.