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Samer Issawi launches hunger strike in solidarity with Muhammad Allan

Samer Issawi, Palestinian prisoner and long-term hunger striker, launched a hunger strike in solidarity with imprisoned Palestinian lawyer Muhammad Allan on Sunday, 16 August, demanding his immediate release from administrative detention. Allan has been on hunger strike for over two months demanding his freedom; he is currently comatose and facing a medical crisis in Barzilai […]

60-YEAR-OLD PALESTINIAN FEMALE DETAINEE LAUNCHES CRY FOR HELP

60-year-old Palestinian detainee Fathiya Khanfer, from Jenin, has been subjected to excruciating detention circumstances in the Israeli solitary lock-down of Neve Tirza, a human rights group reported Tuesday. “Prisoner Khanfer is suffering from many diseases, most notably hypertension, and has undergone several surgeries right before her arrest,” a lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoner Society said. […]

Inside Story: Is force-feeding a form of torture?

Hunger strikes have become an important form of protest for Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons.But the Israeli parliament has just passed a new law which would allow authorities to force-feed prisoners on hunger strikes. The United Nations, The Palestinian Prisoners Commisison and Israel’s Medical Association have all condemned force-feeding – calling it inhumane.

Khader Adnan calls for solidarity for hunger strikers Allan and Isteiti – English subtitles

Following on the heels of Khader Adnan’s recent victorious 55 day hunger strike that resulted in his freedom, after one year of being caged without charge or trial under administrative detention, two more administrative detainees are on hunger strike demanding an end to Israel’s illegal practice of administrative detention. Muhammad Allan, a 31 years old […]

Report: 90% of Palestinian prisoners suffer continuous, systematic torture in Israeli jails

As many as 90 per cent of Palestinian prisoners have been subjected to various types of torture and abuse in Israeli jails, a report revealed yesterday. The report by the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ and Ex-Prisoners Affairs, which came on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, highlighted the increasing […]