Thursday,14 December, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1344, (11 - 17 May 2017)
Thursday,14 December, 2017
Issue 1344, (11 - 17 May 2017)

Ahram Weekly

The prejudice against Barghouti

photo: AP
photo: AP
Al-Ahram Weekly

PALESTINIAN activists stand around a mosaic portrait of Marwan Barghouti, who is leading a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, close to an Israeli military installation in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

More than 1,000 Palestinian political prisoners have joined the strike which began on 17 April to protest ill treatment in Israeli jails. Around 6,500 Palestinians are held in Israeli jails — some have been detained for decades — and hunger strikes are a last resort to draw international attention to their plight.

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