The march through Bethlehem continues by Palestinians showing support for prisoners on hunger strike.
Much more than 1,000 Palestinians so far are held in Israeli prisons that have gone on hunger strikes.
The strike had been arranged through Marwan Barghouti, a prisoner and leading participant connected with the Fatah movement who is also viewed as a potential successor to President Abbas himself.
The Israeli penitentiary service states that nearly a 5th of an estimated 6,200 Palestinian prisoners will be taking part in this protest.
Their demands include a lot more spouse and children visitors and better access to telephones.
Under the existing rules, visitors have to make an application for permits to be able to gain enter, and these applications are reviews by Israel. However, they’re frequently denied.
Mister Barghouti ended up being sentenced to five life time terms aback in ’04 for organizing an assault at a Tel Aviv restaurant. The guy refused to defend himself, proclaiming that the court was in fact illegitimate and corrupt.