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Israeli prison administration transfers 60 prisoners to solitary confinement

PNN/ Bethlehem/

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported on Sunday evening that the Israeli Prisons’ Administration has begun transferring 60 hunger striking prisoners to solitary confinement cells in several prisons.

60 prisoners of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) left wing movement had started an open hunger strike four days ago, after the failure of the dialogue with the prison administration over the demand to end the isolation of prisoner Wael Al-Jaghoub and a group of prisoners, and in support of prisoner Maher Al-Akhras, who has been on hunger strike for 84 days, in protest against his administrative detention.

The PPS stated, in a press release, that the prisoner, Wael Al-Jaghoub, will join the hunger strike, starting tomorrow, along with his comrades.

“The club” added that the strike will be in batches, so that the number of striking prisoners will increase with the addition of new batches to the first batch. Next Tuesday, the number of strikers will reach 120, after the second group of prisoners joins the strike, in case the prison administration does not respond to their demand, While there will be a third batch of prisoners next Sunday, headed by the Secretary-General of the Popular Front, Ahmed Sa’adat.

It is noteworthy that the occupation prisons administration has escalated, since the beginning of this year, the isolation operations that targeted a group of prisoners, including the prisoner Wael Al-Jaghoub, Omar Kharwat, Hatem Al-Qawasma and others.