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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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QB: Our Shadow Unit instructed to pressure Israeli captives

Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said its Shadow Unit — responsible for Israeli prisoners — was given orders to exert pressure on captive soldiers in a way similar to the treatment Palestinian prisoners receive in Israeli jails. Al-Qassam Brigades’ Shadow Unit is an elite group responsible for guarding enemy captives, hiding them and foiling any attempt to find …

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Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails embark on open-ended hunger strike

After days of talks and a sense of optimism of an agreement, some 150 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails embarked this afternoon on an open-ended hunger strike following failure of talks with the Israel Prison Services (IPS) over issues of concern for the prisoners, the Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees said today. It said in a statement that representatives …

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Israel jails French consulate worker

An Israeli court on Monday sentenced a former French consulate worker to seven years in prison after claiming smuggling guns from the Gaza Strip after a plea bargain. Romain Franck, who worked as a driver for the consulate, went on trial after being accused of exploiting reduced security checks for diplomats to smuggle 70 pistols and two automatic rifles from …

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Talks ongoing between leaders of prisoners and Israeli jailers

Leaders of Palestinian prisoners have been conducting ongoing negotiations on their demands with officials from the Israeli prison service and the intelligence for over 75 hours, according to  Wa’ed Society for Detainees and Ex-Detainees. In a statement on Monday, Wa’ed Society said there was progress in important points regarding the prisoners’ demands, adding that top representatives of the prisoners engaged …

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Reports : Israel detained over 6,000 Palestinian children since 2015

Israeli forces detained more than 6,000 Palestinian children since 2015, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), on Sunday. PPS said in a statement marking the Palestinian Children’s Day, that 98% of the children held had been subjected to psychological and/or physical abuse while in Israeli custody. PPS said Israeli forces detained dozens of Palestinian minors after shooting and injuring …

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Qbha: Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners to go on hunger strike soon

Former minister of detainees’ affairs Wasfi Qabha has revealed that prisoners from Hamas and Islamic Jihad intend soon to stage an open-ended mass hunger strike in Israeli jails. Qabha, an ex-detainee, stated that the prisoners would start the hunger strike in three successive groups and the first group would start the strike on April 17 and the other groups would …

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Why won’t Israel treat imprisoned woman with severe burns?

Tamara Nassar – Electronic Intifada Israel is subjecting a victim of severe burns to medical neglect in one of its prisons. Israa Jaabis, 32, was at Israel’s high court on 11 January to appeal her 11-year sentence, citing her dire health situation. Sixty percent of her body is covered in burns and she has lost eight fingers. Jaabis needs multiple …

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