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Three Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike to protest administrative detention

Three Palestinian prisoners imprisoned at Ofer Detention Centre, southwest of occupied Ramallah, launched an open-ended hunger strike to protest against their administrative detention, reported the Palestinian news agency WAFA. The Prisoners Affairs Commission announced that Maher Al-Akhras, Mohammad Wahdan, and Musa Zahran, are under administrative detention, a system that allows[…]

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Hundreds of Palestinian Prisoners Join Hunger Strike

After the failure of talks between Palestinian prisoners and the Israeli authorities on Monday, hundreds of prisoners joined a hunger strike, the Prisoners’ Affairs Office has reported. The Israeli occupation authorities apparently rejected the prisoners’ demands, which included installing a telephone in the main halls within prisons and ending the[…]

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Hout Bay youth activist suspends hunger strike

Hout Bay youth activist Roscoe Jacobs has suspended his hunger strike after seven days. Jacobs embarked on a hunger strike after President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to respond to his open letter, which was sent on June 17 this year, in which he outlined the struggle for land and adequate housing[…]

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Khoisan activists continue with hunger strike

The four Khoisan activists who have been camping outside the Union Buildings since the beginning of this month have vowed to continue with their hunger strike until their demand for an audience with President Jacob Zuma or his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa is met. They have kept up their hunger strike[…]

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3 Palestinians continue hunger strikes in Israeli prison

Three Palestinians continued their hunger strikes in Israeli prison to demand their release on Thursday, including 21-year-old Anas Shadid who launched a 90-day hunger strike last year, only to be redetained in June. According to Palestinian prisoner solidarity network Samidoun Anas Shadid from Dura village in the Hebron district of[…]

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Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike after 40 days

After 40 grueling days of surviving on only salt water, some 1500 Palestinian Political Prisoners have suspended their hunger strike. Led by Fatah leader and fellow political prisoner, Marwan Barghouti, prisoners within in Israeli detention centres began the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike in a bid to access their basic rights,[…]

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