Dozens of freed Palestinian security prisoners, some close to Hamas, are on a hunger strike, saying that because of their affiliation, the Palestinian Authority is withholding stipends that are due them.
Most embarked on a hunger strike three weeks ago, and some have now stopped drinking water.
“We are not only demanding our allowances,” says Alaa Rimawi, one of the former prisoners. “That’s just part of it. We demand our rights as citizens.”