[Ppnews] Palestine: Hunger Strikes are the Weapon of Prisoners in the Fight against Administrative Detention

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Mon Mar 11 16:31:10 EDT 2013


  Eight on Hunger Strike: Hunger Strikes are the Weapon of Prisoners in
  the Fight against Administrative Detention

/Occupied Ramallah//?//, 10 March 2013
http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=584
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//During a visit to Hadarim Prison on Thursday 7 March 2013, Addameer 
Prisoner Support and Human Rights  Association's lawyer met with the 
hunger striking administrative detainee Samer Al-Barq (38 years old) 
from the town of Jayyous, Qalqilia.

Addameer?'s lawyer reported that Al?-Barq has been on an open hunger 
strike since 27 February 2013? in protest of the renewal of his 3-month 
administrative detention order on 24 February 2013. The detainee has 
undertaken three hunger strikes throughout the past two years, the most 
recent of which took place from 14 October 2012 to 18 October 2012 in 
protest of his administrative detention, which had begun on 11 July 
2010. Addameer's Research and Documentation Unit confirmed that 7 other 
prisoners are currently on hunger strike in the Occupation's prisons. 
They are:
*Ayman Sharawna **(36 years old) from Dura Al Khalil:* Sharawna started 
his hunger strike on 1 July 2012 in protest of his re-arrest under 
Article 186 of Military Order 1651. This law allows a special military 
commission to effectively "cancel the early release" of prisoners who 
were released in the prisoners exchange deal. In Sharwana's case, this 
means that he can be sentenced to serve the remaining 28 years of his 
sentence.
Sharawna briefly suspended his hunger strike in December 2012 at the 
promise of a court hearing to resolve his case. He resumed his hunger 
strike on 17 January 2013 after learning that the Israeli Prison Service 
(IPS) deceived him in their promise.
*Samer Al-Issawi (33 years old) from Issawiya, Jerusalem: *Israeli 
Occupying Forces (IOF) re-arrested Issawi on 7 July 2012. He has been on 
a hunger strike intermittently for over 200 days in protest of his 
arbitrary re-arrest. Issawi is a recently released ex-prisoner who was 
released in the latest prisoner exchange deal on 18 October 2011. He 
suffers from a severe decrease in weight as his health continues to 
deteriorate.
On 21 February 2013, the Israeli Magistrate Court sentenced Issawi to 
eight months as of the day of his arrest, on the grounds that he 
violated a military order by entering the West Bank. This ruling is in 
addition to an attempt by the Military Commission based on Article 186 
of Military Order 1651 to consider if Issawi will be sentenced to 
complete his previous sentence of 20 years.
*Younis Al?-Hroub* *?(31 years old?) from Al-Khalil (Hebron): *Al?-Hroub 
has been on hunger strike for 20 days?, since he announced his hunger 
strike on 19 February 2013 in protest of his administrative detention. 
He currently languishes in Negev Prison.
It is worth mentioning that Al-Hroub was previously detained for a 
period of 6 years (2002-2008). He is married and has two sons. Tens days 
before the expiry of his first administrative detention order, the order 
was renewed for an additional 6 months. The initial administrative 
detention order was also for 6 months, from 7 July 2012 to 10 January 2013.
*Muhammad Ahmad An?-Najjar from Al-Khalil (Hebron)*: An-Najjar has been 
on hunger strike for 13 days, since he announced his strike on 26 
February 2013 in protest of his administrative detention.
*Zakariyah Al?-Heeh ?(26 years old?), from Al?-Khalil ?(Hebron?): 
*Al?-Heeh has been detained since 26 November 2012 and currently 
languishes in Ofer Prison?. He has been on hunger strike for 12 days; he 
announced his strike on 27 February 2013 in protest of his 
administrative detention.
*Ibrahim Al?-Sheikh Khalil from Jericho: *Khalil has been on hunger 
strike for 12 days, since he announced his strike on 27 February 2013 in 
protest of his administrative detention. He is currently in Ofer Prison.
*Hazem Al?-Tawil from Al?-Khalil*?: Al-Tawil has been on hunger strike 
for 19 days, since he announced his strike on 20 February 2013 in 
protest of his administrative detention. He has been detained since 19 
February 2013 and currently languishes in Ofer Prison.
Ad?dameer holds the Israeli Occupying Forces and the Israeli Prison 
Service responsible for the lives of hunger striking prisoners and 
detainees. Addameer demands that the Secretary-General of the United 
Nations, the Honorable Ban Ki-Moon, intervene immediately and urgently 
demand that the IOF release striking prisoners and detainees without delay.
*ACT NOW!*
*Write to the Israeli government, military and legal authorities and 
demand the release of the prisoners on hunger strike.

    * Brigadier General Danny Efroni
      Military Judge Advocate General
      6 David Elazar Street
      Harkiya, Tel Aviv
      Israel
      Fax: +972 3 608 0366; +972 3 569 4526
      Email: arbel at mail.idf.il; avimn at idf.gov.il
    * Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon
      OC Central Command Nehemia Base, Central Command
      Neveh Yaacov, Jerusalam
      Fax: +972 2 530 5741
    * Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
      Ministry of Defense
      37 Kaplan Street, Hakirya
      Tel Aviv 61909, Israel
      Fax: +972 3 691 6940 / 696 2757
    * Col. Eli Bar On
      Legal Advisor of Judea and Samaria PO Box 5
      Beth El 90631
      Fax: +972 2 9977326

*Write to your own elected representatives urging them to pressure 
Israel to release the hunger strikers.
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