DNA TESTING AT GUN POINT
Palestinian detainees being held in Israeli prisons have initiated a hunger strike in protest of being forced at gunpoint to provide DNA samples. Speaking on behalf of the detainees, Jamal Rajoup explained that his friends had been tied to chairs in single-person cells and were forced at gunpoint to provide DNA samples. Rajoup also explained that those who resisted were handcuffed and dragged or placed in solitary confinement. The detainees were also beaten by soldiers, says Rajoup, announcing that in protest as of Thursday the Palestinian prisoners have begun to refuse the food offered to them.