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7 Palestinian prisoners mark 30th day of hunger strike in Israeli jails

Hunger strikes by seven Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails in protest at their conditions continue after 30 days. The prisoners are held under Israel’s administrative detention policy which allows authorities to detain Palestinians without trial indefinitely. The Prisoners’ and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee says the health condition of the prisoners who are kept in solitary […]

Testimony of hunger striker Rami Barghouthi – رامي البرغوثي يروي قصة الاضراب عن الطعام

Rami Barghouthi: a Palestinian who participated in an open hunger strike launched by the administrative detainees in protest of administrative detention policy. Barghouthi stayed on hunger strike for 27 days before he was released. The mass hunger strike lasted a total of 63 days. رامي البرغوثي: معتقل اداري فلسطيني شارك في الاضراب المفتوح عن الطعام […]

20th Day of Hunger Strike: Updates and actions to support Palestinian prisoners’ call to end administrative detention

On their twentieth day of hunger strike, five Palestinian prisoners held in administrative detention without charge or trial in Israeli jails continued to demand their freedom and an end to the policy of administrative detention that currently imprisons 480 Palestinians. In addition, 70 more administrative detainees joined the boycott of detention hearings in the military […]

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. […]