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Syrian captives join hunger strike in Israeli prisons

By staff

Washington, DC – The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) is reporting that Syrian prisoners in Israeli jails have joined the open-ended hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners.

According to the May 4 report, an official with the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said, “Thousands of Palestinian detainees have declared an open hunger strike in Israeli jails to protest against the dire conditions they face as a result of the racist practices committed by the Israeli occupation authorities against them and the Israeli rejection of their legitimate demands, while the Syrian captives, led by Sedqi al-Maqt, joined the strike.”

The official went on to say, “Syria supports the Palestinian and Syrian captives, sees that the continued suffering of those captives is a shame on Western countries which practice double standard policy and follow the policy of silence and blindness to the crimes committed by Israel against the Arab captives.”

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