Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

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Israel’s Prison Service released footage on Sunday that it supposes shows the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike transgres his fast, specific claims dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended ten-strike , now in its 21 st day.

Assaf Librati, a spokesperson for the prison service, articulated ten-strike organizer and Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti ate a candy barroom on May 5 and cookies on April 27. He articulated surveillance was increased and Barghouti was caught on film eating.

Footage aired by Israeli media indicates a hostage sitting down fully clothed on a toilet unwrapping something and putting it in his mouth. Other footage indicates a hostage feeing something near a sink.

Qadoura Fares, who heads an advocacy group for Palestinian captives, cast doubt on the footage, supposing Barghouti is being held in solitary confinement and has no access to food.

“This is a fabrication, ” Fares articulated of the footage released Sunday. “This is psychological warfare that we expected Israel to wage against the strike.” He said that “the prisoners will not buy this account from the Israeli side, and they will continue their strike.”

Barghouti, a leader of the second largest Palestinian uprising, is providing five life words after being convicted by an Israeli courtroom of guiding two shooting attacks and a bombing that killed five people. Barghouti, who quarrelled the court’s district and did not mount a protection, has been in prison since 2002.

Polls suggest that the 58 -year-old Barghouti is the most popular alternative among Palestinians to succeed 82 -year-old Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Palestinians have held big rallies in support of the hunger strike since it began. After decades in conflict situations, hundreds of Palestinians have been imprisoned at one time or another for behaves ranging from stone-throwing to carrying on business as strikes that wounded or killed Israelis.

Palestinians am telling the mass hunger strike is an attempt to improve conditions inside the prisons and gain more family inspects. Israeli officials have dismissed the ten-strike as a bid by Barghouti to burnish his credentials in an internal Palestinian influence struggle.

“This hunger strike was never about the conditions of the convicted terrorists, which meet international standards, ” Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan articulated. “Barghouti is a assassin and hypocrite who advocated his fellow captives to strike and suffer while he ate behind their back.”

Fares said earlier Sunday that some of several hundreds of Palestinians participating in the hunger strike began taking vitamin supplements on day 15. He articulated pickets had punished the strikers by impounding all personal items and leaving captives “with nothing except their beds.” He supposes the information comes from lawyers who lately inspected the strikers.

Israel maintains about 6,500 Palestinians on fees related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel supposes 890 captives are participating in the hunger strike.

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