[Pnews] Palestine Hunger Strike Update: Janazrah to face hearing on 10 May on 68th day of hunger strike

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Mon May 9 11:44:46 EDT 2016


  Hunger Strike Update: Janazrah to face hearing on 10 May on 68th day
  of hunger strike; solidarity actions growing

May 9, 2016

Palestinian prisoner Sami Janazrah has been on hunger strike for 67 
days. Janazrah, 43 and the father of three, is a Palestinian refugee 
living in Al-Fuwwar refugee camp. He has been held in Israeli 
administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial – since 
15 November 2015, and launched his hunger strike to demand his freedom.

The hearing on his appeal against his administrative detention was moved 
forward, to 10 May <http://www.maannews.net/Content.aspx?id=845938> 
instead of 16 May, following a filing by his lawyer, Jawad Boulos, 
noting the deterioration in Janazrah’s health.

As’ad Radwan of Gaza City, 38, is now on his 14th dayof open hunger 
strike <http://safa.ps/post/180438>, Safa News reported; he is striking 
in solidarity with Janazrah and his fellow hunger strikers against 
administrative detention, isolation, and medical neglect. He will speak 
about his ongoing strike outside the office of the Red Cross in Gaza 
City at a solidarity sit-in in support of the prisoners on Monday, 9 May.

A campaign was also launched in Salfit in solidarity with Mansour 
<http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=78474>, 46, 
imprisoned Palestinian on hunger strike against medical neglect. Moqtada 
was severely injured by Israeli occupation forces in 2002 and must use a 
wheelchair, a “plastic stomach,” and colostomy bags. He is imprisoned 
permanently in Ramle prison clinic. As part of his 27-day partial hunger 
strike (he consumes liquids only), he has refused medication for the 
past week, endangering his life and health.

Imprisoned hunger striker Mohammed Qawasmeh, 33, was transferred to the 
Ramle prison clinic <http://www.maannews.net/Content.aspx?id=845944> 
from isolation in Ashkelon on Sunday, 8 May; he has been on hunger 
strike for 13 days in protest of his solitary confinement and 
experienced a deterioriation in his health.

Also on hunger strike are Fouad Assi and Adib Mafarjah, striking for 36 
days since 4 April against their administrative detention without charge 
or trial; Muhannad al-‘Azzeh, striking for 15 days against medical 
neglect; and Majdi Yassin, a Swedish-Palestinian citizen arrested as he 
attempted to return to Sweden on 25 April andarbitrarily detained 
He is held in Petah Tikva interrogation center.

Samidoun will protest in New York on 13 May 
<http://samidoun.net/2016/05/13-may-nyc-protest-to-free-sami-janazrah-and-stop-g4s/> at 
4 pm outside the W. 44th Street office of prison corporation G4S, that 
provides equipment, security systems and control rooms to Israeli 
prisons, checkpoints and interrogation centers, calling for freedom 
for Janazrah, all of the hunger strikers and all Palestinian prisoners.

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