Fifty four Palestinian women are currently held as prisoners in Israeli jails, according to a statement from a lawyer from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoner’s Affairs. Lawyer Hanan al-Khatib said on Wednesday that the 56 prisoners — 13 of whom are mothers and 10 who are minors — “are going[…]
A meeting was held on Monday between the Israel Prison Service (IPS) administration and Palestinian prisoners representing a mass hunger strike movement which ended more than a week earlier after hundreds went without food for 40 days, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) reported. The meeting, the details of which remained[…]
Palestinian leaders have warned the media to “remain cautious” regarding reports of alleged negotiations between Israeli officials and Palestinians towards reaching an agreement to end a mass prison strike that entered its 35th day on Sunday, as hundreds more joined the some 1,300 Palestinians currently forgoing food in protest of[…]
Head of Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe released a statement Wednesday evening, saying that all hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, whose numbers are estimated to be around 1,300, have been transferred to three Israeli prisons “due to their proximity to Israeli hospitals.” Qaraqe said that all prisoners participating in the[…]
As some 1,600 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons entered their 24th day on hunger strike on Wednesday, the prisoners have reported severe health deterioration — including several hunger strikers coughing up blood — and continued repressive measures imposed on the prisoners by the Israel Prison Service (IPS). Israeli authorities have[…]
As some 1,600 Palestinian prisoners marked their 23rd day on hunger strike on Tuesday, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs warned that hunger strikers had entered a dangerous stage, reporting that health conditions were deteriorating considerably. The political prisoners are calling for an end to the denial of family visits,[…]
The National Committee to Support Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike has called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to suspend municipal elections scheduled to be held Saturday and to halt its contested security coordination with Israel as some 1,600 Palestinians entered their 22nd day on hunger strike in Israeli prisons on Monday.[…]
South Africans have been called upon to participate in a 24-hour solidarity hunger strike, starting this evening, in support of Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. The 24-hour hunger strike will commence at 6pm on Tuesday, May 2 and end at 6pm on Wednesday, May 3. Participants, like Palestinian hunger[…]
Some 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel launched a mass hunger strike on Monday to press for basic rights and shed light on the difficult humanitarian conditions inside Israeli prisons. The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on[…]
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