#PalHunger | 6 Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike in solidarity with Abu Sisi

6 Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike in solidarity with Abu Sisi

Al Qassam Website | 26-08-2013,10:08

Gaza- Six Palestinian prisoners in Eshel jail started an open-ended hunger strike at midnight Sunday in solidarity with hunger striker Dirar Abu Sisi, who is isolated in an Israeli prison, according to Wa’ed society for detainees and ex-detainees.

The society stated that all the dialog efforts that had been made by the leadership of the captive movement to have the Israeli prison authority end the solitary confinement of Abu Sisi failed, forcing it to use the choice of hunger strike.

The society added that more prisoners would join gradually this group hunger strike during the current week and the coming weeks in order to pressure the Israeli jailers to end the isolation of Abu Sisi.

However, the international coalition to break the chain said on Saturday that at the request of Israeli jailers, the leadership of the captive movement accepted to postpone their decision to go on hunger strike on Sunday in order to give them a chance to study their demand for the release of Abu Sisi from solitary confinement.

Abu Sisi, a 44-year old Palestinian citizen, has been in solitary confinement since he was kidnapped on February 19, 2011 by Mossad agents from the Ukraine, the country of his wife.

In another incident, the Palestinian prisoners center for studies said that the Israeli prison authority started to use a newly-devised court verdict allowing it to force-feed the Palestinian hunger strikers in its jails.

According to the center, Israeli doctors in Kaplan hospital force-fed prisoner Adel Huraibat, who has been on hunger strike since May 23.

It explained that the doctors tied up Huraibat from his hands and legs to the bed, took samples from his blood and injected him forcibly with potassium salt at the pretext of reviving his worsening health condition.

The center said that the Israeli ministry of justice in cooperation with the ministry of internal security and the Shin Bet agency gave a green light for the Israeli prison authority to force-feed the Palestinian hunger strikers.

The center warned that this new measure is intended to break the will of the hunger strikers and circumvent their just demands, and would encourage the Israeli jailers to persist in violating the rights of the Palestinian prisoners.

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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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The essayists explore the history of torture in Israel, the daily challenges that practitioners face in seeking accountability for torture and CIDT in Israel, and the changing face of torture.


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