Most Americans over the age of 40 have probably know of Bobby Sands. However, it is safe to say, that most Americans have know idea who Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh are.Beginning last month, 1,200 to 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners or terrorists (depending which side you take) began a hunger strike to protest Israel’s practice of imprisoning people without charges.* The hunger strike recently ended as Egypt and Jordan brokered a deal between Israel and the prisoners. Though it is not know if a smaller number of prisoners who started their hunger strike days before the general protest would end their hunger strike. Israel promised to look into the “administrative detentions”, but Palestinians don’t see this policy changing any time soon.
*Yes, I know the US does this. But let’s try to stay on topic.