Palestinian Public Apathetic Toward Hunger Strike

Despite the outward appearance of solidarity, the Palestinians in general and the PA in particular are not all that sympathetic toward the cause of the administrative detainees.

Hiding behind the many statements and activities in support of the administrative detainees are facts that belie the facade of national unity and Palestinian solidarity around the hunger strikers. According to one knowledgable Palestinian source who is close to Hamas, Israel’s Shin Bet security service is well aware of the weaknesses affecting the hunger strike, as a result of which it is...