Al-Asra center: Sunday to be a fateful day for prisoners

PNN/ Bethlehem/
Director of Al-Asra Center for prisoner studies, Ra’afat Hamdouneh said that Sunday will be a fateful day in the lives of Palestinian prisoners Ahmad Sa’adat -Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine- and prisoner Khader Adnan who has been on a hunger strike for about 47 days now.

Hamdouneh, also an ex-detainee, said that the Israeli prison services asked Sa’adat for a one-day respite, ending tomorrow, to respond  to his demands, which include allowing family visits and moving on with the case of Khader Adnan. 

Ahmad Sa’adat was transferred from Ramon to Gilboa prison on May 5 as part of a series of transfers aimed at disrupting prison organizing. The Popular Front leader has been repeatedly transferred during his imprisonment.

Demands also include moving with the case of prisoner Khader Adnan knowing that his health is deteriorating. Adnan two days ago refused to undergo medical tests by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) delegation, because of the prison administrations restrictions that Adnan’s hands and feet must be chained to his bed for 24 hours during the tests.

Hamdouneh said that Adnan’s conditions were deteriorating and will escalate at any given moment if the IPS chooses to ignore the demands of Palestinian prisoners.

According to Addameer prisoner support and human rights association, the number of administrative  Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons hit 426.