Israeli forces are preventing lawyers and family members to visit Palestinian political prisoners in the Salem Prison, west of Jenin in the northern West Bank.
In response, the imprisoned people are undertaking an act of nonviolent resistance by going on hunger strike in protest of “difficult circumstances.”
According to a statement issued by the Prisoners Committee, a state of tension and resentment is prevalent among the Palestinians in light of harsh acts taken by the Israeli administration. Palestinian political prisoners are well-documented as being deprived of all their rights and detained amid inhumane conditions.
Complaints in addition to no lawyer or familial visits, are extreme punishments, unjustified torturous attacks, inadequate meals, and lack of medical care.
The political prisoners threatened a lengthy open hunger strike if the prison administration does not respond fairly to their demands.