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Palestinian detainees in Israel's Ketziot prison in the Negev have decided to unite in order to secure better conditions, the Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Wednesday.

The protest, which will start on April 7, marks the first time since 2006 that prisoners from all factions would unite in a demonstration.

The prisoners have been unhappy with the restrictions placed on some of their families so they decided to protest and halt all family visits for one month. They have also decided to mark the protest by a hunger strike.

A detainee in Ketziot prison, Mahmud Da'is, told Ma'an that "the prisoners were united in their determination to secure fair treatment for Palestinians."