[Pnews] Eight Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against administrative detention and solitary confinement

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Tue Apr 5 09:53:21 EDT 2016


April 5, 2016

**Eight Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against administrative 
detention and solitary confinement*

Multiple Palestinian prisoners are continuing ongoing hunger strikes 
against administrative detention without charge or trial and solitary 
confinement in Israeli jails.

Fuad Assi, 30, launched a hunger strike against his administrative 
detention without charge or trial, announced Mohja Jerusalem Foundation 
on Monday, 4 April. He joins fellow hunger strikers Sami Janazrah, Imad 
Batran, Abdel-Rahim Sawayfeh and Abdul-Ghani Safadi, refusing food in 
protest of administrative detention. Mohammed Daoud is on open hunger 
strike; a former prisoner released in 2011 in the Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner 
exchange with the Palestinian resistance, he was arrested in late 2015 
and the remaining five years of his sentence arbitrarily reimposed upon 
him. Nahar Saadi and Abdullah al-Mughrabi are on open hunger strike 
against their solitary confinement, demanding a return to the general 
prison population.

Janazrah, on hunger strike since 3 March, was transferred two days ago 
to hospital; his family is urging action for his freedom amid the 
deterioration in his health.

Assi has been imprisoned without charge or trial since August 2015. He 
has spent nearly five years in Israeli jails in three previous arrests; 
his brother, Mohammed Assi, was killed by Israeli occupation forces on 
22 October 2013.

A protest in Al-Khalil yesterday highlighted Janazrah’s case on his 31st 
day of hunger strike, including families of Palestinian prisoners and 
political activists. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society called for the 
sit-in outside the office of the International Committee of the Red 
Cross; Ahmad al-Najjar of PPS called for urgent action by the ICRC to 
protect the striking prisoners.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges people of 
conscience around the world, Palestine solidarity organizations and 
supporters of justice to take action in support of these Palestinian 
prisoners on the front lines in the struggle against occupation and 
apartheid. It must not take two and three months of starvation for the 
calls of Palestinian prisoners for freedom to be heard and heeded; it is 
necessary to mobilize now and build support for not only the hunger 
strikers, but for all over 7,000 Palestinian prisoners, imprisoned in 
Israeli jails for seeking the freedom of their people.

Take Action

1. Protest at the Israeli consulate or embassy in your area.  Bring 
posters and flyers about administrative detention and Palestinian hunger 
strikers and hold a protest, or join a protest with this important 
information. Hold a community event or discussion, or include this issue 
in your next event about Palestine and social justice. Please email us 
at samidoun at samidoun.net to inform us of your action – we will publicize 
and share news with the prisoners.

2. Contact political officials in your country – members of Parliament 
or Congress, or the Ministry/Department of Foreign Affairs or State – 
and demand that they cut aid and relations with Israel on the basis of 
its apartheid practices, its practice of colonialism, and its numerous 
violations of Palestinian rights including the systematic practice of 
administrative detention. Demand they pressure Israel to free the hunger 
strikers and end administrative detention.

3. Boycott, Divest and Sanction. Hold Israel accountable for its 
violations of international law. Don’t buy Israeli goods, and campaign 
to end investments in corporations that profit from the occupation. G4S, 
a global security corporation, is heavily involved in providing services 
to Israeli prisons that jail Palestinian political prisoners – there is 
a global call to boycott it. Palestinian political prisoners have issued 
a specific call urging action on G4S. Learn more about BDS at 

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