Ma’an news agency reported earlier today that prisoners in Huwarra prison have taken part in an open hunger strike for the second day in protest to the inhumane treatment of the prisoners. The Prisoner’s society lawyers club confirmed that prisoners returned their meals to the administration, refusing to eat.
This hunger strike arises out of the demand for both the improved treatment of the prisoners and to heed prisoner’s requests which have gone unnoticed.
The prisoner’s requests are for better quality food, for liquids with meals, and t for cleaning tools to preserve a certain level of hygiene, yet none of these requests have been fulfilled. Therefore the prisoners aim to continue their hunger strike.
The society notes that Huwarra is one of the most inhumane prisons alongside Etzion prison and that they have called for shutting them down countless times as the prisons’ conditions are detrimental.