The Gaza-based Palestinian Interior Ministry urged on Sunday evening the Egyptian authorities to unblock the Rafah border crossing so as to allow 20,000 humanitarian cases a safe access out of the besieged enclave.
Head of the Popular Committee against the Siege MP Jamal al-Khudari said in a press statement issued Sunday that Israel’s ten-year blockade has subjected Gaza's population to collective punishment that violates international human rights law.
Some 1,580 Palestinian detainees, up from 1,500 on Saturday, have joined the mass hunger strike staged in Israeli jails to protest their dire conditions of captivity and to press for basic rights, including family visits, health care, lawyer visits, better quality of food, and humanitarian treatment.
Hamas spokesman, Abdullatif al-Qanou', called in a press statement on all Palestinian people to stand for the prisoners' issue and support them by all means to achieve their legitimate demands which are guaranteed by the humanitarian international law.
According to Israel’s Channel 7, an 18-year-old Palestinian citizen from Nablus city in the West Bank was arrested after he carried out a stabbing attack near the Leonardo Beach Hotel in Hayarkon Street, where he apparently worked.
Marches, strikes and confrontations were witnessed in a number of provinces in the West Bank on Sunday in support for the Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike for the seventh day in a row.