Detainee Hussam Mattar on hunger strike ‘until freedom’

Maan News Agency | June 10, 2013

222838_345x230[1]JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Jerusalem detainee Hussam Matar, 30, continued a hunger strike for the ninth day on Monday to protest his detention in an Israeli jail.

Matar’s wife told Ma’an that her husband would not give up his strike until Israel agrees to his release. He was moved to an isolation cell at Nafha prison, she said.

She called on the Palestinian Authority to stand by the detainee, who was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to life. He has two children, she said.

Meanwhile an official at the Palestinian detainees’ center for studies said that administrative detainees will start a hunger strike protesting against this kind of detention.

Riyad Al-Ashqar said in a statement that four detainees will start food strike Monday and then the number will increase to include all 200 administrative detainees, most of them at Negev prison.

Al-Ashqar added that the detainees that will start the strike are Basel Dweikat, 31, Sheikh Samir Bheis, 39, Anas Joud Allah, 28 and Mo’ayed Sharab, 29.

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Report: Published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

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