Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Pallie Flambe.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a movement that could mark a serious challenge to Israeli authorities if sustained.

The hunger strike was called for in connection with Palestinian Prisoners Day, observed annually, but also ahead of commemorations this summer marking 50 years since the 1967 Six Day War and the start of Israel’s occupation.

This should be encouraged.

  • deplorabledave

    Yes it should.

  • vwVwwVwv

    i wouldn’t feed them anyway.

  • rich

    don’t waste good food on them.

  • Hard Little Machine

    There is no occupation.

  • Martin B

    Starve and die, bastards.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I suppose it is premature to ask if any have died yet.

    • Alain

      You’ll find that none of them will die no matter how long it takes. Fake hunger strikes are all the rage.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Are they subsisting on broth?
        You know, like a certain Indian chief.

  • dukestreet

    Reminds me of the waste of Bobby Sands who could have done something legal & useful for his cause, but did the same thing. Let them do as he did. it will get them the same results hopefully, unless the prison authorities blink first and intervene. They won’t get their reward in paradise as they believe.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      They will get their reward, but it’s not the paradise they think they are going to.

      • dukestreet

        That’s what i was trying to say. Thanks for clarifying my comment for me.
        i don’t think they will be going to any paradise at all, unless they make a drastic change of beliefs,but that’s not up to me. It is up to the One they claim faked his death & resurrection.

  • Barrington Minge

    Well that is going to save a fortune in food bills.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    So let the bastards starve. It saves money.