Detainee Sawaifa Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

March 29, 2016 12:59 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, went on hunger strike five days ago, protesting his illegal Administrative Detention by Israel.The PPS said one of its lawyers visited detainee Abdul-Rahim Sawaifa, 33, in ‘Ofer Israeli prison, who informed him he started his strike five days ago, protesting his arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial.

Sawaifa was kidnapped on October 21, 2015, and remained held since then, without any charges and even without being interrogated.

He was also one of the Palestinian detainees who were released under the Shalit Prisoners Swap agreement in 2011, after spending eight years out of his 10-year sentence.

The PPS also said there are four more Palestinian detainees who are holding hunger strikes.

It stated that detainee Sami al-Janazra started his hunger strike on March 3rd, and detainee Emad al-Batran started his strike on March 15th, protesting their Administrative Detention, while detainees Nahar Sa’adi and Zeid al-Bseisi started their strike a few days ago, protesting their solitary confinement.

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