[Pnews] Janazrah, at least three more Palestinians continue hunger strikes against Israeli imprisonment

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Mon May 2 10:31:52 EDT 2016


  Janazrah, at least three more Palestinians continue hunger strikes
  against Israeli imprisonment

May 1, 2016

Sami Janazrah, 43, entered his 60th day of hunger strike on 1 May; held 
in Israeli administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or 
trial – since 15 November, he has refused food since 3 March. As he did 
so, he was transferred once again to solitary confinement in Ella prison 
from Soroka hospital, where he had been held for one day 

Janazrah had been taken to hospital once before, on 24 April, when he 
was injured after fainting during another forced prison transfer, from 
solitary confinement in the Ketziot Negev prison to Ella. He has been 
repeatedly transfered from Ketziot to Ella and to the hospital and back 
again, despite severe health deterioration, weight loss, and fainting 
spells, adding even greater psychological stress. Ahmad al-Najjar of the 
Palestinian Prisoners’ Society described the repeated transfers 
<http://www.maannews.net/Content.aspx?id=844500> as a deliberate attempt 
to break Janazrah’s strike.

Adib Mafarjah, 28, and Fouad Assi, 30, both from Beit Liqiya near 
Ramallah, also continued their hunger strikes against imprisonment 
without charge or trial for the 29th day; they began to refuse food on 3 
April in protest of their ongoing imprisonment under administrative 
detention. Assi has been imprisoned since 9 August 2015, while Mafarjah 
has been imprisoned since 10 December 2014. Both of their administrative 
detention orders – like Janazrah’s – have been renewed, extending their 
imprisonment. Janazrah, Mafarjah and Assi are among over 700 
Palestinians held without charge or trial under Israeli administrative 

Janazrah, Mafarjah and Assi were joined on hunger strike by Majdi Yassin 
<http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=78298>, 33, a 
Palestinian lawyer living in Sweden who holds Swedish citizenship; he 
was arrested by Israeli occupation forces while returning to Sweden 
across the Allenby bridge to Jordan from a visit to his hometown of 
Aneen in Jenin. He has been on hunger strike for one week. 

In addition, Mansour Moqtada, the seriously ill prisoner permanently 
held in Ramle prison clinic, continued his partial hunger strike against 
Israeli medical neglect for the 20th day. There are also reports that 
there is a Palestinian prisoner from Jerusalem, Osama al-Rajbi, who is 
on hunger strike for 20 days protesting his solitary confinement.


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