- Published on Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:57
On Thursday, April 26th, a report issued by the Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said 36 prisoners from all political factions in Ofer prison have joined the comprehensive hunger strike and any negative response will lead participants to take escalated measures.
The report also revealed that the Israeli prisons' administration will respond to prisoners' demands on Wednesday, May 2nd.
This decision came after the committee, headed by a former official in the prisons' administration, Issac Jebai, the head of intelligence in the administration and the head of Ofer military prison, submitted recommendations to the head of the public prisons following a meeting with the prisoners' representatives, where they outlined their demands.
The committee began its work in response to the open hunger strike, in which 1300 prisoners have participated since April 17th, in an effort to pressure the prisons' administration to address their rights.
The most important demands that prisoners are highlighting are: ceasing the policy of solitary confinements, allowing visits to Gaza Strip's prisoners, stopping solitary and mass sanctions policies, allowing education to return and improving medical treatment of prisoners.
Nasser Abu Srour, the prisoners' representative in Hadarim prison who met the formed committee, said the committee's members have told him that after studying the prisoners' demands with the responsible parties, the response will come at the beginning of May.
Deputy Jamal al-Terawi, representative of prisoners in Majedo prison said prisoners are awaiting a response and will determine their attitude after the conditions are clear.