#PalHunger | 12 prisoners in Israeli jails continue their hunger strike

[ PIC 17/06/2013 – 07:12 PM ]

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AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Around 12 Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners continued their open hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Five Jordanian prisoners, Abdullah Barghouti, Munir Merhi, Alaa Hammad, Mohammad Rimawi, and Hamza Al-Dabbas, are determined to continue their hunger strike declared since early may demanding to be treated according to international conventions, Palestinian Prisoners Society said.

Five other Palestinian prisoners Ayman Hamdan, Imad Batran, Adel Harbiyat, Ayman Etbish, and Mohammed Etbish, continued their hunger strike protesting their administrative detention.

Meanwhile, the prisoner Hossam Matar declared his hunger strike demanding to be considered as a war prisoner, while the prisoner Ghassan Elian declared hunger strike to protest his re-arrest after being released in Wafa al-Ahrar deal.

The PPS also revealed that the Israeli jailers brutally attacked the prisoner Mohammad Etbish, the hunger striker Ayman Etbish’s brother, where he fell unconscious. It is not known where he was taken to after that, the PPS added.

The prisoners Ayman Hamdan, 30, from Bethlehem, continued his hunger strike along with 6 other Palestinian prisoners and 5 Jordanian prisoners in Israeli jails amid the media’s sheer indifference to their issue.

Dean of liberated prisoners, Nael Al Barghouthi, 33 years in Israeli jails, stressed the need to intensify support activities in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners and the hunger strikers particularly.

He called on the PA to protect the liberated prisoners who suffered a lot behind Israeli bars and not to re-arrest them after being released from the Israeli hell.

Ayman Hamdan’s family stated that her son Ayman, on hunger strike for 51 days in a row, has lost sixteen kg of weight and that he suffers from a difficult health condition and needs urgent treatment.

The family condemned the PA and local human rights institutions’ indifference to Hamdan’s hunger strike, saying that the health condition of Ayman, who is protesting his administrative detention without trial or charge, is very difficult.

The family affirmed that the prison administration has been exercising great pressure against him to thwart his hunger strike.

Hamdan, held in administrative detention since the 22nd of last August, confirmed that he will continue his hunger strike until his release.

Hamdan was arrested on 22/8/2012 and sentenced to six months of administrative detention, which was extended for six more months. He was isolated in Ofer jail then transferred to Ramle prison hospital.



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