[Ppnews] Palestine: Hunger Strikes are the Weapon of Prisoners in the Fight against Administrative Detention
Political Prisoner News
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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
//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.
*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
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
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
*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.
*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
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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