—The Coordinated Peaceful Actions of Palestinian Activists Served As Effective Tools To Attain Media Coverage & Support From The Int’l Community
• 77 days ago Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh began a hunger strike to pressure Israeli prison authorities, on April 17 they were joined by hundreds of other prisoners and civilians in solidarity across the world.
• Today, approximately 2,000 Palestinian prisoners who have now been on hunger strike for about 28 days have reportedly reached a tentative agreement that would improve their conditions and limit detentions without trial.
• Their peaceful protest demands an end to an Israeli policy of “administrative detention,” under which suspected militants are held for months, and sometimes years, without being charged. Also intends to end the use of solitary confinement and ease a wide range of restrictions.
• Israeli authorities have defended the “administrative detention” policy as a necessary security measure. However, it has granted many of the requests, including new limits on administrative detention
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