The International Tadamun (Solidarity) Foundation for Human Rights reported that the Israeli Prison Administration moved approximately 140 Palestinian hunger-striking detainees from the Majeddo prison to an undisclosed location. Most of the detainees are members of Hamas and the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).Ahmad al-Beetawi, a researcher at the Foundation, reported that the detainees are believed to have been moved to Galboa‚Äô prison, and that detained legislator, Ahmad al-Hajj; political leader, Rafat Naseef; and representative of Hamas detainees, Mohammad al-Aref, were among the detainees who were transferred out of Majeddo.
Al- Beetawi added that the detainees were not allowed to bring their clothes and belongings with them.
He said that this move is very dangerous as it aims at isolating the detainees from each other, and from the rest of world, adding that the Prison Administration also blocked all news TV channels.
Most of the detainees in Majeddo are on hunger-strike, including Dr. Mohammad Ghazal, a lecturer at the an-Najah University in Nablus who suffers from high blood pressure, and journalist Nawwaf al-Amer, who has diabetes and high blood pressure.
Al-Beetawi said that detainee Daoud Rawajba lost consciousness a few days ago, and requires urgent specialized medical attention.
All Islamic Jihad detainees said that they will join the hunger-strike today, Tuesday, while 150 Hamas detainees in Ofer prison will also be joining the strike in the coming two days.
Dozens of detainees started their hunger strike eight days ago demanding an end to all Israeli violations, including a demand to void the so-called Shalit law that prevents families of Gaza Strip detainees from visiting them.
The number of Palestinian hunger-striking political prisoners held by Israel in various prisons, detention camps and interrogation facilities around the country, will likely reach 3,000 as waves of detainees intend to join the strike, demanding their rights, guaranteed under international law.