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Arab Women Protest Prison Conditions

Some 160 Arab women, most of them relatives of inmates at Ashkelon prison, are conducting a sit-down strike at Nablus City Hall. They are protesting what they term torture of prisoners in the top-security prison. The three-day old strike comes in the aftermath of last month’s prison riot in which 10 prisoners and one warden were slightly injured. The prison houses 480 Arab terrorists.