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Israel and occupied territories: How does the ICRC work with prisoners on hunger strike?

24-06-2014 Interview

We are doing all we can to help Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike. ICRC doctors and delegates are carrying out regular visits to all prisoners on hunger strike, and we are paying special attention to those who have been on hunger strike for a long time. We are also continuing our confidential dialogue with the Israeli authorities on the conditions and treatment of prisoners, and on administrative detention procedures.

In this video interview, two of our staff who are working directly with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike describe how we operate during a hunger strike. They also explain our visits to the families of the hunger strikers to exchange news of their relatives.