However, a large number of Palestinians took a more peaceful approach recently. A reported 2,000 Palestinian prisoners went on a hunger strike to protest prison conditions as well as “administrative detention orders.” Basically “administrative detention order” is the term used when a prisoner hasn’t been charged with anything but is being held anyway. The positive to take from this story is that a deal was reached. Israel agreed to provide better conditions and that anyone currently held on an “administrative detention order” wouldn’t have their sentence renewed without new information or evidence to support that. In return the prisoners agreed to “completely halt terrorist activity inside Israeli prisons.” If both sides actually hold up their end of the deal, then this is really a step in the right direction.
This was also published at The Good Men Project.