Eight Detainees Holding Hunger Strike In Israeli Prisons

February 18, 2014 3:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0
18 Feb
3:14 PM

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that eight Palestinians detainees, held by Israel, have been holding hunger strikes demanding to be released, as they are held without charges or trial under arbitrary Administrative Detention.The PPS said that detainees Moammar Banat, Akram al-Qaisy and Wahid Abu Maria started their open-ended hunger strike on January 9.

It added that detainee Amir Shammas started his strike on January 11, while detainee Abdul-Majid Khdeirat started his strike on January 15, after the army rearrested him.

He was initially released under the Shalit prisoner swap deal in 2011, and his previous sentence was reinstated.

Furthermore, detainees Husam Amr and Mousa Sufan started their hunger strike on January 25, protesting their solitary confinement that started five months ago at the Majeddo Israeli prison. Sufan also needs medical attention, but is denied this right.

Also, detainee Eyad Esteity, held at the Asqalan Prison, started his strike on February 1st, after Israel refused to move him to a prison close to his family so that they can visit him.

He is also demanding to be removed from solitary confinement.

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