[Pnews] 140 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 14th day over cancer-causing devices

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Mon Sep 23 12:59:03 EDT 2019


  140 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 14th day over
  cancer-causing devices

September 23, 2019

Dozens of Palestinian prisoners behind bars in Israeli jails are 
continuing their open-ended hunger strike for the 14th consecutive day 
to protest the presence of cancer-causing mobile phone jammers in prisons.

According to a report by the Palestinian Information Center on Sunday, 
the hunger strike began after the Israeli prison service recently 
installed many cell phone jamming devices in its detention centers and 
later boosted the level of their hazardous radio signals.

It added that Israeli prison authorities still refused to meet the 
demands already made by the representatives of Palestinian prisoners 
about removing the jammers, activating public telephones, and putting an 
end the restrictive measures against the prisoners.

In recent months, the Palestinian prisoners in various jails have 
complained of severe headaches as a result of the operation of the 
mobile phone jammers, but the authorities keep ignoring the negative 
impacts of the devices on the prisoners’ health.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held in Israeli jails. 
Hundreds of them have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of 
“administrative detention,” a policy under which Palestinian inmates are 
kept in Israeli detention centers without trial or charge.

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