For the past four weeks, over 1,600 Palestinian prisoners have refused to eat in protest of their conditions inside Israeli jails. But what are they actually demanding? Mohammed Matry, a former political prisoner, talks about the prisoners’ strike in which he participated in the 1980s, Israel policy of forced feeding, and the basic demands of Palestinian prisoners today.
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