My Mideast Punchlines: going down a bomb (2)…

Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jail have threatened a hunger strike. Hailing from both Fatah and Hamas parties, the prisoners, led by Marwan Barghouti, issued 13 demands to security officials: including access to phones and easing restrictions on family visits.

Mobile phones have become a key method of connecting the operational requirements of those planning attacks with the experience possessed by those behind bars.

There are some who would advocate supplying the prisoners with  phones, but with the proviso that they be of the exploding variety. It’s sure to go down a bomb on both sides. One side will claim martyrdom, while the other will claim on their insurance.


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