Barghouthi, Saadat To Go On Hunger Strike


marwan-barghouthi-and-ahmad-saadatJailed Palestinian leaders Marwan Barghouthi and Ahmad Saadat have announced that they will go on hunger strike today, a senior official said.

Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe said Tuesday that over 120 Palestinian prisoners, including the two jailed leaders, will go on hunger strike for one day in support of administrative detainees who have been refusing meals for nearly four weeks.

The day-long solidarity hunger strike will be a warning to the Israeli Prison Service, urging it to comply with the demands of hunger striking prisoners held without trial, Qaraqe said in a statement.

Marwan Barghouthi is a key figure in the Palestinian Fatah movement and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Ahmad Saadat is the secretary-general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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  1. It’s about time that they started doing something good for the betterment of humankind, tell them to keep up the good work until the job is done (aka shuffling off this mortal coil)

  2. How do we know about their announcement? Let them go on hunger strike and die!

    If Gilat Shalit went on a hunger strike, no one would have known except his grave. Why do we need to carry their announcement ?

  3. I agree. They shouldn’t eat for a week or two at least.

    If they really want to be serious about this then it calls for a hunger strike for 30 straight days.