In a statement released yesterday, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said that more than 30 Palestinian political prisoners in Jalameh Prison are carrying out a hunger strike in protest against harsh prison conditions.


The organization said that the prisoners are being subjected to cruel treatment, which includes depriving prisoners of their right to see lawyers and family members. Officials report that prison authorities also use sleep depravation as a tool in “questioning” the prisoners.

In addition, sources from the Prisoners Society told PNN that more than 20 detainees have been unable to shower for three weeks and have not been given a change of clothes.

The families of the prisoners in Jalameh are appealing to legal and human rights institutions to investigate the treatment of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons and put an end to the suffering of their loved ones.