Prisoners

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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Minors among 12 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Israeli forces detained at least 12 Palestinians, including minors, across the occupied West Bank, on predawn Tuesday. According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained two Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. They were identified as Muhammad Rateb Abu Sbeih and Yousef Ahmad al-Aqer. In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, five Palestinians were detained. …

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Palestinian political prisoners in Israel call off hunger strike after reaching agreement

Several hundred Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails called off today their week-long hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israel Prison Service (IPS), according to the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. Commission spokesman Majdi Adra told WAFA that after days of negotiations between representatives of the prisoners in Ramon prison in the south of Israel and the IPS, …

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Mass hunger strike in Israeli jails continues for sixth day running

Scores of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have entered day 6 of the open-ended hunger strike, which was dubbed “al-Karama (dignity) 2,” amid Israeli attempts to make them end their strike. More prisoners joined the hunger strike on April 10, which raised the number of hunger strikers to over 400. Other prisoners are expected to participate in the hunger strike …

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Minors among 14 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Israeli forces detained at least 14 Palestinians, including 10 minors, across the occupied West Bank, on predawn Wednesday. According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained two Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem. They were identified as Ali Abu Hussein and Ali Naji Ayesh. In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, PPS said that a …

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