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        2/21/2013, Adar 11, 5773

      Hunger Strikers Tied to Renewed Samaria-Based Terror


      Israel's security apparatus said, Thursday, that there are four Palestinian Authority prisoners engaged in a hunger strike and all of them were arrested because of their involvement in terrorism. Two of them - one from Hamas, the other from the Democratic Front - were re-arrested for terror activity immediately after they were among the more than 1,000 prisoners arrested in exchange for abducted soldier Gil'ad Schalit. The other two are Islamic Jihad terrorists who were arrested during the Pillar of Defense counter-terror operation in Gaza for renewing the group's activity in northern Samaria (Shomron).

      The officials said recidivists' use of the hunger strike is a violation of commitments made by leaders of May's hunger strike to bring it to an end.