- Published on Monday, 23 April 2012 13:25
On Monday, April 23rd, spokesman for the Central National Committee, leader of the prisoners' strike, said the administration of Nafha prison cut off the electricity from the sections of the hunger strikers for two hours last night, closing the hot water pipes until further notice, and breaking into several rooms to conduct searches while threatening to impose more sanctions on the prisoners.
The spokesman said in a press release that the prisons' administration summoned 40 hunger strikers from Fatah and Hamas, and took them to an unknown location. The transfer included members of the strike committee leadership; Alaa Abu Jazzar from Gaza, representative for Fatah, and the media coordinator Hani Khamayseh from Yamoun village.
The agreement of the "Covenant and Charter," was issued in Nafha prison, which the prisoners signed to begin an open hunger strike that is currently in its seventh day.
Ahmad Sa'adat, the imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine confirmed the continuation of his open strike in solidarity with the prisoners who began the strike, calling all political forces and Palestinians to support prisoners in their efforts until they attain their goals.
Sa'adat's statements came during a visit by the lawyer of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Society to his solitary confinement cell in Rimon prison. The lawyer said that Sa'adat, who is sentenced to serve 30 years in prison, is on his sixth day of hunger strike and will continue despite the consequences.
The lawyer said that the Israeli court issued a decision to isolate Sa'adat and that he's already lost six kilograms and suffered illness.
The prisons' administration also moved prisoners and hunger strike participants Mahmoud Issa, Hassan Salameh and Ahed Abu Ghalmi into solitary confinement in Rimon.
The coordinator of the prisoners' committee Wafaa Abu Ghalami stated that the prisoners of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Majedo and Jalbou Israeli prisons have joined the strike, and it is expected that other prisoners will also join the strike in the coming days.