Nafha prisoners start two-day hunger strike

[ 22/01/2011 – 07:29 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– The ministry of prisoners in Gaza Strip said that the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli Nafha jail have gone on hunger strike on Friday to protest their cruel incarceration conditions.

The ministry’s spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said in a press release that prisoners in all wards in that jail had joined the strike that would continue on Saturday.

He said that the prisoners are protesting the continued solitary confinement of internees and constant rough search of their rooms.

Ashqar noted that the prisoners presented a list of their demands to the prison’s administration including ending the isolation of Hamas leader Jamal Abulhaija and PFLP leader Ahmed Saadat in addition to stopping to the daily violent storming of their rooms that include beating prisoners and spraying them with gas in addition to breaking their belongings and confiscating some of them.

They demand reducing the four daily searches of their rooms that take 40 minutes each time during which they are crammed in small areas, he said, adding that the prisoners also ask for allowing all prisoners to get out of their cells for the daily stroll at one time to see each other. He pointed out that the administration only allows groups of 60 prisoners to get out of their cells in order to block meeting of all prisoners.

Nafha prisoners start two-day hunger strike.

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