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Palestinian detainee ends 25-day hunger strike in Israeli prison

The Palestinian prisoner Salim al-Rjoub on Saturday suspended his hunger strike which lasted for 25 days in protest at his administrative detention, the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said. Al-Rjoub, 48, a resident of al-Khalil, had served a total of 8 years in Israeli jails. On Saturday he reached an agreement with the Israel Prison Service to end his …

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Palestinian Prisoners on 37th day of hunger strike in Israeli jails

The Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails Ouda al-Horoub and Hasan al-Awiwi have been on hunger strike for 37 consecutive days in protest at their detention without charge or trial. The Palestinian Prisoner Society said that the Israeli Prison Service has transferred the detainees to several prisons in the past days despite their worsening health condition in an attempt to pressure …

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Israeli forces detain 16 Palestinians from the West Bank, including minors

Israeli occupation forces Thursday detained 16 Palestinians, including minors, from several areas in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). It said soldiers detained a 15-year-old minor from Hizma, northeast of Jerusalem, in addition to four young Palestinians from Nablus in the north of the West Bank. Soldiers also detained two people from Jenin and one …

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Five Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails on hunger strike for several days

Five Palestinian prisoners have been on open-ended hunger strike for several days in protest at their detention administratively, with no trial or indictment. According to Prisoners Media Center, the hunger strikers are Husam al-Razza and Mohamed Tabanja and they have been on hunger strike for about 40 days and 32 days respectively, while Hasan al-Aweiwi and Odeh al-Haroub started their …

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Israel prevents lawyers from visiting hunger striking prisoners

Israel Prison Services (IPS) yesterday prevented lawyers from visiting five Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention, the PLO’s Committee of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners said. IPS, according to the committee, intentionally carried out a series of “oppressive” measures against the hunger strikers, including putting them in solitary confinement. The committee warned of the deterioration …

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Health condition of Israa Ja’abis getting worse

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission on Monday said that the injuries of the Palestinian prisoner Israa Ja’abis are exacerbating due to deliberate medical neglect. The commission said that Ja’abis is suffering from severe burns and her body needs special kinds of fabrics and covers that should be changed regularly. The commission affirmed that Ja’abis, who is in need of …

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Hunger striker Khaled Farraj in poor health condition

Palestinian prisoner Khaled Farraj, from al-Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, on Thursday, entered day 23 of his hunger strike in protest at his detention administratively, with no trial or indictment. Journalist Najeeb Farraj, the prisoner’s uncle, said that the administration of the Negev jail locked up his nephew in an isolation cell with no regard for his worsening health condition. …

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