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  11/27/2012, Kislev 13, 5773

Hunger Strike by Security Inmates at Opher Prison


About 550 security inmates at the Opher Prison, north of Jerusalem, started a one-day hunger strike, Tuesday morning, according to Kol Yisrael government radio. Palestinian Authority prisoner organizations reported that the strike is in solidarity with Ayman Sharawani, who was released, with more than 1,000 other security prisoners, for Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, was re-arrested and has been admitted to the Prisons Service Medical Center, following a hunger strike of his own. Sharawani refuses to be removed from the hospital as long as he handcuffed.

The Prisons Service says the real reason for the strike is in protest over a change in their schedule and assignments, recently instituted by the prison's new warden.