Summary report on the 10th day of “freedom and dignity” hunger strike

PNN/ Ramallah/

Media and communication committee – Commission of Detainees and Ex- Detainees Affairs (CDA) and Prisoners Society present the summary the tenth day of the collective hunger strike which was launched by Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails (freedom and Dignity strike).

-For the tenth day respectively, detainees in the Israeli jails continue their open hunger strike to regain their rights, represented in ending the policy of administrative detention, solitary confinement and the prevention of lawyer and family visits and other legal demands.

-Many detainees at “Ayalon” Ramlah prison refused to drink water such as Naser Eweis, protesting against the repressive measures implemented by the Israeli prisons’ administration.

-Health deterioration for many detainees at Ofer prison. However, the administration of prisons did not respond to the demands of striking detainees.

-Many detainees at Negev prison joined the hunger strike; Samer Esawi, Nafez Bsharat, Sameeh Bsharat, Amer Ayad, Ghazi Kan’an and Ibrahim zeyadeh. The administration of prisons moved them and transferred them to the solitary confinement.

-The legal institutions that work with detainees affairs, have submitted a preliminary petition on the behalf of a group of lawyers, who were prevented from visiting the striking detainees. They also submitted a petition to demand visiting the detainees Kareem Younes, the oldest detainee in Israeli jails, and he is islolated at Jalamah prison.

-The ICRC make the first visit to the striking detainees at Nafaha prison.

-Tomorrow is a public strike in support for striking detainees, it includes activities in all the centers of provinces, and the activities will continue in several Arab and European countries.

-Launching a campaign on social media in several languages in support of the Freedom and Dignity Strike, using the hashtags: #اضراب_الكرامة و#dignitystrike و ‫#‏שביתת_הכבוד.

-The administration of the Israeli prisons continued to prevent the lawyers from visiting the striking detainees, except for Ofer prison, in which the institutions were able to visit only five detainees.

-The lawyers of the Palestinian institutions working on the detainees’ affairs boycott the occupation courts for the fourth day respectively, in response to the repressive measures carried out by the occupation authorities, such as: isolating the striking detainees and refusing the lawyers and family visits.

The administration of the Prison Service impose punitive measures to confront the striking detainees, especially the leaders of the strike, including: moving the striking detainees and isolating them, confiscating their belongings, depriving them from watching TV, reducing the time of their break and depriving them from the canteen.