More than 200 Palestinian prisoners joined Sunday the ongoing hunger strike staged by approximately 1,500 Palestinians held in Israeli jails.
The collective decision to join the hunger strike comes as the Israeli Prison Service continues to dismiss Palestinian prisoners' demands.
According to a statement from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs, the Palestinians who joined the hunger strike Sunday are being held in Israel's Rimon and Nefha prisons.
Led by jailed resistance icon Marwan Barghout, the hunger strike has entered its 35th day.
The strike dubbed "Freedom and Dignity" started April 17, known as Palestinian Prisoners' Day.
Those on strike demand more humane treatment and better conditions in prison facilities including more frequent family visits, improved medical care, and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention practices, but Israeli authorities have thus far refused to negotiate.