"The Israeli government will be responsible for any and all of the consequences of this hunger strike - if a prisoner dies, or becomes extremely ill, they are the ones that will have to handle the outcome".
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Michael Oren (Kulanu) compared Barghouti to Dylann Roof, an American mass murderer and white supremacist convicted of killing nine people in the June 2015 Charleston church shooting.
Strikers have also said they want access to more television channels and compassionate release for disabled prisoners or those sufferings from chronic illnesses.
The NGO Palestinian Prisoners' Club said 1,500 people were taking part.
Some 6,500 Palestinians are now detained by Israel for a range of offenses and alleged crimes.
While Palestinian prisoners have mounted hunger strikes before, it has rarely on such a large scale. Palestinian prisoners and detainees have suffered from torture, inhumane and degrading treatment and medical negligence.
Palestinians are holding rallies and protests across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip in solidarity with the prisoners.
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Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the strike is politically motivated and prisoners are treated well.
Barghouti began to call for a strike after talks between prisoners' representatives and the Israel Prisons Service - on improving prison conditions - reached an impasse.
"We are already talking to those prisoners and there is absolutely no reason for a hunger strike, we have a dialogue with those prisoners". Building new settlements in the occupied territories is considered a violation of worldwide law.
Protesters took to the streets to show support for the strikers and Barghouti, whose name has been floated as a possible replacement for Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.
In an opinion piece in the New York Times on Monday, Barghouti said a strike was the only way to gain concessions after other options had failed.
The issue of Palestinians held in Israeli jails is an ongoing source of tension between the two sides.
"The New York Times has provided a platform to a terrorist without noting the fact that he planned and carried out the cold blooded murder of Jews simply for having been Jews", she said.
The detainees, held in several Israeli prisons, are demanding improvements in conditions and an end to solitary confinement, heavy restrictions on family visits and administrative detention - prolonged imprisonment without charge.