[Pnews] Palestine - Hunger strikes continue against isolation and administrative detention; 55 prisoners strike for Khawaja

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Fri Apr 15 10:23:31 EDT 2016


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  Hunger strikes continue against isolation and administrative
  detention; 55 prisoners strike for Khawaja

April 14, 2016

Palestinian prisoner Shukri Khawaja 
<http://samidoun.net/2016/04/isolated-palestinian-prisoner-shukri-khawaja-launches-hunger-strike/>, 
who has been held in solitary confinement for the past sixteen months, 
continued his hunger strike against isolation. 55 Palestinian prisoners 
have also continued hunger strikes in solidarity with Khawaja, demanding 
an end to long-term solitary confinement, while other prisoners are 
engaged in open hunger strikes against their imprisonment without charge 
or trial under Israeli administrative detention. These include Sami 
Janazrah, now on his 44th day of hunger strike.

Despite earlier reports 
<https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=771124> that Khawaja had ended 
his strike, representatives of Asra Media denied those reports 
<https://www.facebook.com/QudsN/posts/1146546128755620> and confirmed 
that he was continuing his hunger strike. In addition, Asra Media 
reported that there are now 55 prisoners on solidarity strikes 
<http://asramedia.ps/post/12558/%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B9-%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B3%D8%B1%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AA%D8%B6%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%A7-%D9%84%D9%80-55-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A7> 
in support of Khawaja, including 20 prisoners from Gilboa and Megiddo 
who joined the strike on Thursday. 15 of the strikers 
<https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=771124>, in Ofer prison, are 
Muhammad Nasser, Muhammad Adawin, Muhammad Kifaya, Islam Hamed, Rajab 
Mteir, Muhammad Mteir, Hamed Abdo, Amjad Abu Alya, Numan Makhtub, 
Sharhabil Atta, Hasan Hamdan, Amir Saad, Ali Yaqoub, Jad Yaqoub, and 
Mreiteh Shreiteh.

Janazrah, now on his 44th day of hunger strike, remains held in solitary 
confinement <https://www.facebook.com/ppsmo/posts/1059576420773723> in 
the Naqab desert prison; he has difficulty walking and serious weight 
loss, yet he remains held in the regular prison area and not 
hospitalized. He is held under administrative detention without charge 
or trial following his arrest by Israeli occupation forces on 15 
November 2015; all of his appeals against his arbitrary detention have 
been rejected. He is scheduled to have a hearing before the Israeli high 
court on 16 May.

Eyad Fawaghra 
<http://samidoun.net/2016/04/palestinian-prisoner-eyad-fawaghra-on-hunger-strike-for-30-days-demanding-family-visits/> 
is continuing his hunger strike for the 32nd day against the denial of 
family visits. Adib Mafarjah and Fouad Assi, also held under 
administrative detention without charge or trial, are on their 13th day 
of hunger strike. Mafarjah was moved to solitary confinement in Ela 
prison in Beersheva under very harsh conditions. His wife told the 
Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies 
<http://asrapal.net/index.php?action=detail&id=7990> that Mafarjah is 
denied pillows and has insufficient protection from cold, but that he is 
determined to continue his strike because “food is not more precious 
than freedom.” Meanwhile, Assi’s wife said that she has been denied any 
kind of contact 
<http://asravoice.ps/post/2876/%D8%B2%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%A8-%D9%81%D8%A4%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%8A-%D9%84%D8%A7-%D9%85%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%88%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%86-%D8%B2%D9%88%D8%AC%D9%8A-%D8%AD%D8%AA%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%B8%D8%A9> 
or information about the situation of her husband, reaffirming that 
“freedom is his only demand.”

Two more Palestinian prisoners, Abdel-Rahim Sawayfeh and Mohammed Daoud, 
ended their hunger strikes 
<http://asravoice.ps/post/2873/%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%B2-%D8%A3%D8%AE%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B3%D8%B1%D9%89-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B3%D8%B1%D9%89> 
on Thursday, 14 April, following agreements in their cases; Sawayfeh was 
striking against administrative detention without charge or trial, while 
Daoud protested the reimposition of his earlier sentence after an 
arbitrary re-arrest.

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