[Pnews] 30 more Palestinian prisoners strike in solidarity with six fighting administrative detention

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Tue Aug 13 10:28:28 EDT 2019


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  30 more Palestinian prisoners strike in solidarity with six fighting
  administrative detention

13 August 2019
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Thirty more Palestinian prisoners of the Popular Front for the 
Liberation of Palestine joined 19 of their comrades in an ongoing series 
of solidarity strikes to support six Palestinian prisoners on hunger 
strike 
<https://samidoun.net/2019/08/palestinian-prisoners-hunger-strikes-continue-to-grow-abu-aker-and-hassanat-announce-victory/> 
against Israeli administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or 
trial. On Monday, 12 August, the Prison Branch of the PFLP announced 
<http://hadfnews.ps/post/58272/> that 30 comrades in Negev, Ofer, Ramon 
and Gilboa prisons had joined the solidarity strike, including:

  *  From the Negev prison, Asem Kaabi, Shadi Ma’ali, Majd Barbar,
    Munther Mifleh Khalaf, Jamil Yousef, Nazim Assous, Mahmoud Abu
    Srour, Muhannad Kawar, Mohammed Abu Khdei, Mohab al-Ajarma, Obada
    Dandis and Maan Awad
  *  From Ramon prison, Jihad Ma’ali, Ahmad Mousa, Tariq Abu Ayyash,
    Zaki Atta, Thaer Hanani, Mahmoud Issa and Tamer Abu Zudud
  *  From Ofer prison, Hafez Omar, Nasser Atta, Rami Karajeh, Majdi
    Nasr, Bassel al-Wawi and Mahmoud al-Lahham.
  *  From Gilboa prison, five comrades whose names were not yet reported
    due to the difficulties of communication imposed by the Israeli
    prison environment.

They issued a statement, declaring that “as part of our unwavering 
commitment to support our hunger strikers, a new group of our cadres is 
joining the open hunger strike to further pressure the prison 
administration and the Shin Bet to respond to their demands,” 
emphasizing that the occupation is fully responsible for the life and 
health of Huzaifa Halabiya 
<https://samidoun.net/2019/08/hundreds-march-in-ramallah-and-gaza-to-free-palestinian-prisoners-support-palestinian-refugees-in-lebanon/> 
and his fellow hunger strikers.

They joined 19 PFLP prisoners who had already joined the solidarity 
strikes in support of Halabiya and the other strikers.. Halabiya, from 
Abu Dis in Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 44 days, since 1 
July 2019. He is a leukemia survivor who was burned over the majority of 
his body as a child and requires medical care and follow-up. Still, he 
is persisting in his hunger strike and relying only on water despite the 
severe deterioration in his health.

He has been imprisoned without charge or trial since 10 June 2018, when 
Israeli occupation forces took him from his home and his pregnant wife. 
He is the father of a six-month-old daughter, Majdal, who he has been 
denied the opportunity to meet.

A lawyer with Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association 
<http://www.addameer.org/ar/news/%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%85%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%8443-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%B9%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88%D8%B6%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D8%AD%D9%8A-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%AD%D8%B0%D9%8A%D9%81%D8%A9-%D8%AD%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%AA%D8%AF%D9%87%D9%88%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%B1> 
visited Halabiya on Monday, 12 August in isolation in the Ramle prison 
clinic. The lawyer reported that he came to the visit in a wheelchair 
with his hands and feet shackled despite his deteriorating health. He is 
suffering from severe pain, nausea and cramps in the abdomen, head and 
elsewhere. He is unable to stand or walk and can sleep only three to 
four hours a day. At one point, he was shackled and taken to Kaplan 
hospital, where his blood, pulse and blood pressure were tested and an 
intravenous salt bag was placed; he was handcuffed and shackled the 
entire time. Last Thursday, 8 August, a repressive unit broke into his 
isolation cell, ransacking it.

Administrative detention orders are issued on the basis of “secret 
evidence” for up to six months at a time. They are indefinitely 
renewable, and Palestinians often spend years at a time imprisoned with 
no charge and no trial under repeatedly renewed administrative detention 
orders.

Also on hunger strike are five more Palestinian prisoners 
<http://asravoice.ps/post/12548/>:

  * *Ahmed Ghannam*, 42, from al-Khalil, also a survivor of leukemia. He
    has been on hunger strike for 31 days against his administrative
    detention without charge or trial. He is held in solitary
    confinement in the Negev desert prison.
  * *Sultan Khallouf,* 38, from Jenin, has been on hunger strike for 27
    days againt his imprisonment without charge or trial under
    administrative detention. He launched his strike after he was
    ordered to detention after his arrest on 8 July 2019. He is held in
    Megiddo prison.
  * *Ismail Ali*, 30, also from Abu Dis in Jerusalem, has been on hunger
    strike for 27 days against his administrative detention. He has been
    jailed without charge or trial since January, and is held in
    isolation in the Negev prison.
  * *Wajdi al-Awawda*, 20, from al-Khalil, is on hunger strike for the
    16th day against his imprisonment without charge or trial, held in
    isolation in the Negev prison.
  * *Tareq Qa’adan*, 46, from Arraba, is on hunger strike for 14 days
    against his administrative detention order. A well-known Palestinian
    leader, he has spent 15 years in Israeli jails in the past.

*Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all supporters 
and friends of Palestine everywhere around the world to stand with these 
courageous prisoners who have put their lives on the line to seek 
freedom and an end to the unjust system of administrative detention. 
International solidarity can help them win their struggles, so all of 
our participation, protests and petitions can play a role in helping 
them to seize victory for justice and freedom.*

*Take Action:*

*1) Organize or join an event or protest for the Palestinian prisoners. 
*You can organize an info table, rally, solidarity hunger strike, 
protest or action to support the prisoners. If you are already holding 
an event about Palestine or social justice, include solidarity with the 
prisoners as part of your action. Send your events and reports to 
samidoun at samidoun.net <mailto:samidoun at samidoun.net>.

*2) Write letters and make phone calls to protest the violation of 
Palestinian prisoners’ rights.* Demand your government take action to 
stop supporting Israeli occupation or to pressure the Israeli state to 
end the policies of repression of Palestinian political prisoners. In 
particular, demand that your political officials put pressure on Israel 
to end the policy of administrative detention, the imprisonment of 
Palestinians without charge or trial.

Call during your country’s regular office hours:

• Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marise Payne: + 61 2 6277 7500
• Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland: +1-613-992-5234
• European Union Commissioner Federica Mogherini: +32 (0) 2 29 53516
• New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters: +64 4 439 8000
• United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt: +44 20 7008 1500
• United States President Donald Trump: 1-202-456-1111

*3) Boycott, Divest and Sanction. *Join the BDS campaign to highlight 
the complicity of corporations like Hewlett-Packard 
<https://bdsmovement.net/boycott-hp> and the continuing involvement of 
G4S 
<http://samidoun.net/2016/12/g4s-sells-off-bulk-of-its-israeli-business-including-prison-operations-in-major-achievement-for-global-boycott-struggle/> in 
Israeli policing and prisons. Build a campaign to boycott Israeli goods, 
impose a military embargo on Israel, or organize around the academic and 
cultural boycott of Israel. Learn more about the BDS campaign at 
bdsmovement.net <http://bdsmovement.net/>.

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