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Far-right Israeli activists hold BBQ to taunt hunger striking Palestinians

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Far-right Israeli activists hold BBQ to taunt hunger striking Palestinians
    By Ben Lynfield, Lahav Harkov
    April 20, 2017 18:37
    The strike, started by Marwan Barghouti, calls for better conditions for prisoners, including expanded visitation rights and installation of public phones.
    Ofer Prison

    National Union activists held a barbecue to taunt Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike Thursday. The youth branch and secretary-general of the far-right party, which has two representatives in Bayit Yehudi, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel and MK Bezalel Smotrich, set up grills outside the Ofer Prison to “celebrate the hunger strike” and “break the spirit” of the strikers, in hopes that the smell of the meat would waft into the prison.

    The prisoners “will enjoy breathing in the smoke and suffer from the smell of the meat, and [we will] show them that we will not give in to their whims,” the group said. The group also called on the government “not to surrender to the oppressor terrorists and act with full force to free the captives [Hadar] Goldin and [Oron] Shaul,” who are presumed dead and whose bodies are being held by Hamas in Gaza.

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  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    I hope they had a lot of fans blowing towards the prison. :lol
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