- Published on Friday, 11 May 2012 11:21
On Thursday, 10th May, over the past two days, representatives of hunger striking Prisoners held a meeting with Israel Prison Service officials to discuss their legal demands. The Meeting took place at Rimonim prison in the Sharon region with the Palestinian detainees who were brought to the meeting from prisons around the country.
The meeting discussed the issues of solitary confinement and family visits from Gaza. Prisons officials have agreed to release several prisoners from solitary confinement. The officials promised to consider family visits from Gaza Strip.
Palestinian prisoners were striking against solitary confinement, the barring of family visits from the Gaza Strip, a ban on academic study. These sanctions were imposed while Gilad Shalit was being held by Hamas in Gaza Strip.
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel expressed concern on Thursday, 10th May, over the fate of ten Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike for over 45 days or been refused medical care. They include eight administrative detainees.
The physicians' organization said the prison service has declined to give these prisoners medical care at civilian hospitals or from independent physicians, because they wanted to force the prisoners to break their hunger strike.