Jordanian prisoner in Israeli jail goes on hunger strike

[ 20/09/2011 - 08:01 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Ala’a Hammad, a Jordanian prisoner in Israeli occupation jails, has gone on hunger strike to protest the Israeli authorities repeated refusal to allow his wife and children visit him.

The Palestinian prisoner society said in a statement on Monday that Hammad told its lawyer during a visit to Gilboa jail that his wife’s repeated requests to the Israeli embassy in Amman to visit him were always denied.

Hammad, who is serving a 12-year sentence, has been held in Israeli jail since 2006.

The society, meanwhile, noted that the Israeli administration in Gilboa jail had transferred 17 detianees to Megiddo jail.

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