Palestinian prisoners hunger strike goes 100 days

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The Israel’s prison service was not immediately available for comment. It has repeatedly said Rikhawi is receiving proper care in prison.Rikhawi started fasting on April 12, just before a mass strike of 1,200 other prisoners, who refused food to demand better conditions. They ended their protests after winning some concessions.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories JERUSALEM (AP) – Palestinian officials say that a prisoner in an Israeli jail who has refused food for more 100 days is now on the longest Palestinian hunger strike ever.Akram Rikhawi is serving a nine-year sentence for transporting suicide bombers. He seeks early release for his medical ailments, which are said to include diabetes and asthma.Anat Litvin of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel said Sunday that Rikhawi, 39, needs to be urgently checked by a lung specialist and a neurologist. Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in societylast_img

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