Why Palestinian prisoners in Israel go on hunger strike to try and achieve better conditions and treatment – and as a means of political protest. Al Jazeera World is a series of one-hour documentaries showcasing films from across the Al Jazeera Network. This series includes films shown both on Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel as well […]
IHRC talks with Norma Hashim who edited the Prisoners’ diaries “What I found most valuable about this publication was its success in turning the abstraction of Palestinian prisoners into a series of human stories most of which exhibit agonized feelings of regret resulting from prolonged estrangement from those they most love in the world” This […]
Music video of the HipHop song ‘HUNGRY’ by Palestinian artist Doc Jazz (@docjazzmusic on Twitter). Annotations contain translation in French – click on hide annotations if this does not concern you. This song is dedicated to the courageous Palestinian hunger strikers among those held in so-called ‘administrative detention’ by the occupation forces of the Zionist […]
This short film was produced by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights to mark the annual Palestinian Prisoners Day of 2012.
Hana Shalabi is a Palestinian political prisoner. She was released from over two years in administrative detention on 18 October 2011, as part of the prisoner exchange deal. She was re-arrested less than four months later on 16 February 2012, and immediately began a hunger strike in protest of her detention. Cultivate Hope, a poem […]