The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the Israeli Prison Authority transferred five hunger-striking detainees from Ramon prison to solitary confinement in Tzlamon prison, which is usually used to house Israelis held on criminal charges.

The Committee stated that the four detainees are among more than 100 other political prisoners, holding a hunger strike protesting the installation of signal jamming devices that are impacting their health and causing complications.

The detainees have been identified as Mohammad Riyadh Abu Tayeh, Sajed Abu Ghallous, Nassim Hamada and Ismael Hijazi, all from occupied Jerusalem, in addition to Hamza Matrouk, from Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

It added that the detainees are facing very difficult conditions, and are kept in solitary confinement, to separate them from Israeli prisoners.

On September 10th, the detainees, especially in Ramon, started a series of measures after the administration unilaterally voided the agreement which was reached with the striking detainees this past April, especially the removal of jamming devices, and the installation of public phones.

The detainees held several sessions of negotiations with the administration, but their demands were rejected, and no progress was ever reached.


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