Ofer prison. Source: Wikipedia.

Palestinian hunger-strikers attacked by Israeli wardens

PNN / Ramallah /

On Monday 25th of July, about 10 Palestinian prisoners were attacked by Israeli wardens in the Ofer prison, near Ramallah. This assault aimed at making prisoners suspend their hunger strike started in support with prisoner Bilal Kayed.

According to a lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), the Israeli jailers strip-searched hunger-strikers and cut the water on them.

The detainees started the hunger-strike in solidarity with Bilal Kayed, following another group of prisoners who suspended their hunger strike last Sunday. 27 more detainees in Israeli jails have gone on a hunger strike in support for Bilal Kayed, who has been starving for the 41st day in protest at being held administratively without charge or trial.

The two hunger-striking brothers and administrative detainees, Mahmoud and Muhammad al-Balbul, went through this aggression as well. The lawyer from the PPS also visited Ayad Hreimi and Malek Kadhi, two administrative prisoners who have been on hunger-strike 11 days ago.