‘Israel’ punishes Palestinian prisoners to force them end hunger strike

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Thee Palestinian Committee for Detainees and Ex- detainees Affairs said on Monday that the Israeli Prison service (IPS) continues to arrest eight Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike to protest administrative detention, in very dangerous condition.

The committee also said that the IPS carries out daily investigations and punitive measures to force them end hunger strike.

Punitive measures are being taken against the prisoners; like daily search, transfer, sleep deprivation, and psychological pressure.

“The IPS detain the hunger strikers in inhumane isolation cells”, the committee said.

Prisoner Hythaifa Halabiyyeh (28 years old), who has been on hunger strike for 50 days, suffers from very dangerous health condition as the Israelis continue to detain him in administrative detention in very hard conditions at Nitzan jail.

The committee said that Halabiyyeh suffer from severe burns and leukemia, which need vigorous follow-up.

Other seven prisoners have been also on hunger strike to protest the IPS arbitrary politics. The huger strikers are Ahmad Ghannam (on hunger strike for 37 day so far), Sultan Khlof (on hunger strike for 33 days so far), Ismael Ali (on hunger strike for 27 days so far), Wajdi Awawdeh (on hunger strike for 22 days so far), Tareq Qaadan (on hunger strike for 20 days so far), Naser Jadaa (on hunger strike for 13 days so far), and Thaer Hamdan (on hunger strike for 8 days).

Ahmad Ghannam (42 years old) from Dora in occupied Hebron is a former prisoner. He has spent nine years in Israeli jails despite of suffering from leukemia.

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