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May 29, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Maan News Agency | May 29, 2012

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Prisoners have rejected an Israeli proposal to allow detainees from Gaza to receive one half-hour visit every two months, the PA Ministry of Detainee Affairs said Tuesday.

On May 15, around 2,000 prisoners ended a month-long hunger strike after Israel agreed to “facilitate” their demands – which included allowing prisoners from the Gaza Strip to receive visits from their families.

Israel has banned residents of Gaza from visiting their relatives in Israel jails since 2007.

Jamal al-Rajoub, prisoner representative for Ramle jail, told his lawyer that detainees had rejected Israel’s offer to resume visits limited to 30 minutes every two months, a ministry statement said.

Prisoners from the West Bank are allowed a 45-minute visit every two weeks, al-Rajoub noted.

Israel is trying to renege on the Egypt-brokered strike deal, he added.

Meanwhile, Palestinian officials said Monday that Israel had…

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