Members of the Israeli far right party, Ichud Leumi (National Union), taunted Palestinian detainees who are currently undergoing a hunger strike, by barbecuing outside the Ofer Prison in the West Bank on Thursday, RT reported.

According to Middle East Eye, the group hoped that the food's scent would reach prisoners and increase their suffering.

Ofer Sofer, the organizer of the barbecue was quoted saying, "it is a bunch of terrorists that are threatening us with a hunger strike. We are happy that they are on strike. Let them have this strike as long as they want."

Palestinian protesters rallied outside the prison in support of the hunger strike, and soon after clashes erupted between them and Israeli forces, The Daily Star reported.

At the protest "Palestinian Prisoners Club head, Qadura Fares told AFP  that Israel would allow all the strikers, including Barghouti, access to lawyers, in a reversal of its previous position," Middle East Eye reported.

Marwan Barghouti, the strike's organizer was placed in solitary confinement shortly after an opinion piece he wrote explaining why prisoners were striking in Israel's prisons was published in the New York Times, on Sunday.

"Let them suffer from the smell."

Prisoners on hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners began their open-ended hunger strike on Sunday in protest of the inhumane detention conditions they continue to face. 

A Palestinian Authority official said that the "strike was called for by Fatah leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti."

The strike coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, which is annually marked on the 17th of April, a month dedicated to Palestinian prisoners.

During the month, supporters of justice and liberation for Palestine all over the world organize events and activities to stand in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners of freedom.