Photo Credit: Israel Prison Services
Marwan Barghouti eating during the hunger strike. (2017)

Gilad Erdan said that due to the fear of an escalation of violence [against the PA] during Ramadan, the Palestinian Authority gave the hunger-striking terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails a ladder to climb down from, according to a Yisrael Hayom report.

Erdan said, that Israel and the Israeli Prison Authority were able to get the message across to the terrorists that their hunger strike failed and restore deterrence.

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According to a survey by Ma’an, 70.5% of Arabs believe that the hunger only obtained the minimum of the prisoner demands.

16.5% of the Arabs surveyed actually believe that most of the prisoner demands were obtained.

13.1% are unsure if the minimum or maximum of the demands were obtained.

In Israel, left-wing newspapers posted articles claiming the hunger strike was a victory for Marwan Barghouti.

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