PLO official claims imprisoned terrorists are “freedom heroes” and “prisoners of freedom”
Al-Quds - May 27, 2017

 
Headline: "Karake: The battle of ‘freedom and dignity’ ended in victory"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said that the battle of freedom and dignity will yet be declared a victory, because the occupation authorities and [Israeli] Prison Service will not succeed in harming the freedom heroes, who will not retreat until obtaining their full rights…
Karake said to Al-Quds: 'The Israeli occupation government is committing organized and official state terror against more than 1,600 Palestinian prisoners who have been waging a hunger strike for the past 41 days in order to obtain humanitarian, just, and legitimate demands.' He added: 'The occupation government’s strategic goal is to deny the legitimacy and legal status of the prisoners, who are prisoners of freedom and fighters who are protected by the fourth Geneva Convention.’"

Hunger strike (April-May 2017) Palestinian terrorist prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, 2017, which ended on May 27, 2017, after an agreement was reached. While the prisoners had issued a list of demands, reportedly only the demand to have the Red Cross reinstate a second monthly family visit for prisoners was agreed to. Nevertheless, the PA has claimed the development as a victory.