12 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails go on hunger strike


Palestinian Prisoner Society said that 12 Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails of Raymon and Eshel have been on an open hunger strike since July 17 in solidarity with the hunger striking captive Bilal Kayed.

The Society’s lawyer quoted the hunger striking prisoners as saying that the Israeli prison service had imposed collective sanctions against the strikers.

The canteen has been minimized and fines have been issued against hunger striking detainees.

The lawyer also revealed that the Israeli punitive measures were taken after those captives had called themselves by the name of detainee Kayed during the counting process.

For his part detainee Ahmad Saadat, Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), called Thursday  for escalating action in solidarity with the hunger striker captive Bilal Kayed.

According to a statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoner Society, Saadat said that the escalated steps should aim at supporting detainee kayed who is waging a battle with Israeli authorities in protest at being held under administrative detention order after finishing his 15-year sentence. The solidarity rallies and events should not end unless Kayed’s demand of freedom is answered, Saadat underlined.