Prisoners on strike
Last updated: 2004-08-16
An Israeli prison spokesman says nearly half of the estimated 4,000 inmates began their strike this Sunday morning, saying they will live on fluids until their demands are met.
Israeli Internal Security Minister Tzahi Hanegbi said the prisoners can strike until death, but warned they will not gain concessions. Authorities say doctors will monitor the strike and will force-feed prisoners, if necessary.
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