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Apr
18

Palestinian hunger strikers’ leader moved to solitary confinement

Marwan Barghouti relocated to another jail as Israeli officials say they will not negotiate with ‘terrorists and incarcerated murderers’

Marwan Barghouti, the leader of a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, has been moved to solitary confinement amid warnings by Israeli officials that they will not negotiate with the striking detainees.

As the strike involving more than 1,100 prisoners in eight prisons entered its second day, the Israeli authorities moved swiftly to contain the protest, dispersing key figures to different prisons and ordering searches to prevent inmates sending messages.

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