A disgrace:

Israeli prison officers were looking Monday to tempt Palestinian inmates into abandoning an ongoing hunger strike with the aromas of barbecued meat and freshly baked bread. Officers were hoping that the psychological warfare tactics would derail the protest by thousands of prisoners which began on Sunday and is aimed at improving the conditions of the 8,000 inmates. Reports said that barbecues had been set up in the prison courtyards, extra bread and cakes were being cooked in the kitchens, while prison guards have been instructed to eat in front of inmates. A prison service spokeswoman said that while it was not official policy, individual guards were entitled to employ their own tactics to break the prisoners resolve…Some 1,550 of the 3,800 inmates inside detention centers run by the Israeli prison service were now observing the strike on Monday while others held in military-run prisons were also refusing their food although exact figures were not available.

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