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        <h1 id="reader-title">Hunger strikes continue against isolation
          and administrative detention; 55 prisoners strike for Khawaja</h1>
        <div id="reader-credits" class="credits">April 14, 2016<br>
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              <p>Palestinian prisoner <a
href="http://samidoun.net/2016/04/isolated-palestinian-prisoner-shukri-khawaja-launches-hunger-strike/">Shukri
                  Khawaja</a>, 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.</p>
              <p>Despite <a target="_blank"
                  href="https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=771124">earlier
                  reports</a> that Khawaja had ended his strike,
                representatives of Asra Media <a target="_blank"
                  href="https://www.facebook.com/QudsN/posts/1146546128755620">denied
                  those reports</a> and confirmed that he was continuing
                his hunger strike. In addition, Asra Media reported that
                <a target="_blank"
href="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">there
                  are now 55 prisoners on solidarity strikes</a> in
                support of Khawaja, including 20 prisoners from Gilboa
                and Megiddo who joined the strike on Thursday. <a
                  target="_blank"
                  href="https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=771124">15
                  of the strikers</a>, 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.</p>
              <p>Janazrah, now on his 44th day of hunger strike, <a
                  target="_blank"
                  href="https://www.facebook.com/ppsmo/posts/1059576420773723">remains
                  held in solitary confinement</a> 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.</p>
              <p><a
href="http://samidoun.net/2016/04/palestinian-prisoner-eyad-fawaghra-on-hunger-strike-for-30-days-demanding-family-visits/">Eyad
                  Fawaghra</a> 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 <a target="_blank"
                  href="http://asrapal.net/index.php?action=detail&id=7990">Palestinian
                  Prisoners’ Center for Studies</a> 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 <a
                  target="_blank"
href="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">any
                  kind of contact</a> or information about the situation
                of her husband, reaffirming that “freedom is his only
                demand.”</p>
              <p>Two more Palestinian prisoners, Abdel-Rahim Sawayfeh
                and Mohammed Daoud, <a target="_blank"
href="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">ended
                  their hunger strikes</a> 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.</p>
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