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  Kislev 14, 5773 , 28/11/12

550 Terror Prisoners in Hunger Strike

Roughly 550 Palestinian Authority residents imprisoned in Israel for terror-related offenses are taking part in a one-day hunger strike Wednesday, Reshet Bet reports. The prisoners say they are showing solidarity with Iman Sharwana, who was released in the Shalit deal but later rearrested for allegedly planning a kidnapping.

Sharwana is hunger striking and has refused to be evacuated to hospital unless his handcuffs are removed.

Hunger strikes have become a popular tool for terrorist prisoners in recent months. Several prisoners have been released after making themselves dangerously ill with long-term strikes.

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