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Flytilla Activists on Hunger Strike in “Israeli” Prisons
Dozens of "Welcome to Palestine" activist went on hunger strike on Monday in protest against their incarceration under stringent conditions in Israeli jail, according to Press TV.
The strike comes three days after "Israeli" forces arrested them at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. The activists had flown to "Israel" and had sought to head to the Palestinian territories on a peaceful mission to visit Palestinian families.
The "flytilla" was organized in protest at a flotilla of ships being prevented by Greece from sailing to the Gaza Strip in a bid to break the "Israeli" blockade on the Palestinian territory.
Minors and elderly persons with medical conditions are reportedly among the activists.
Hikmat Al-Sabty, 57, of Rostock, Germany, for instance is being denied much needed medication, and his wife has not been allowed to speak with him directly.
The activists are currently being held in prisons in Beersheva in southern "Israel" and in Ramleh, near Tel Aviv.
Most of the activists being held are French, but nationals from the United States, Belgium, Bulgaria, Holland and Spain were also in detention.
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