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Ministry follows up on Jordanian on hunger strike in Israeli jail

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates building.
(Photo: Jordan News)

AMMAN  — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Saturday that it is following up, through the embassy in Tel Aviv, on the situation of Jordanian Abdullah Al-Barghouti who is conducting a hunger strike in an Israeli prison, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The ministry spokesman, Ambassador Haitham Abu Al-Foul, said that “the embassy contacted the Israeli Prison Service” regarding Barghouti, to check on his health.

Barghouti, who is serving 67 life-time sentences, is or the ninth day of his hunger strike, protesting his continued solitary confinement since May 31, according to the Palestinian news agency, Wafa.

Barghouti’s family said it holds the Israeli prison responsible for any harm caused to him, as he suffers from several health problems.

Five other prisoners are also continuing their open hunger strike in Israeli prisons to achieve certain demands, including the cancellation of the policy of administrative detention and of solitary confinements.

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