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August 23, 2004
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Almost 3,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails are on hunger strike, nearly twice the original number. A week into the protest launched to demand better conditions, the number of participating inmates has gone from 1,500 to 2,900, Israel’s Prisons Service said Sunday. But it said the liquids-only fast at 10 of its facilities was not being consistently observed, and that at least 40 prisoners had broken their hunger strike.

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