by Jonathan Azaziah
Long live Palestine! The first triumph of Ramadan is here! Allahu Akbar! Alf mabrouk to the 1,500+ Palestinian prisoners who have suspended their Freedom and Dignity Hunger Strike on Day 41, and on the first day of Islam’s Holiest Month no less, breaking the will of their ‘Israeli’ torturers and getting them to acquiesce to their righteous demands! After refusing to meet with hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti, the usurping Zionist Jews finally succumbed to the resistance of Palestine’s oppressed and began negotiations with him which are said to have lasted 20 hours. Increased pressure was put on the Jewish supremacist regime when many of the Palestinian hunger strikers vowed to fast for Ramadan, a move that certainly would have taken them to the edge of martyrdom and unleashed a wave of rage against the Halakhic-Talmudic colonizers. Falasteen’s bravest sons were demanding of their captors that the right to pursue higher education be allowed, appropriate medical care and treatment be implemented, solitary confinement and administrative detention be ended and two family visitation sessions per month be reinstated. At least the latter demand has been honored and negotiations are continuing for the others. ‘Israel’ is a notorious agreement-breaker however and nobody knows this more intimately or painfully than the Palestinian Empty Stomach Moujahideen themselves. Because of this, they have vowed that if their more-than-humble demands aren’t met this time around, the next hunger strike will not halt for anything less than freedom or martyrdom. So heed the warning o’ terrorist occupiers! Continue reading Choke On It Zionists: Palestinian Hunger Strikers Achieve Victory On The First Day Of Ramadan!
by Jonathan Azaziah
Ramadan Karim to all my Mouqawamist Muslim brothers and sisters; my fellow warriors and warrioresses; my demon-hunters and demon-huntresses in arms! May The Maker And Shaper Of All Things (SWT) raise your iman and your taqwa to previously unseen levels in this Holiest of Holy Months and may we all emerge as better Muslims and maybe more importantly, BETTER PEOPLE, when we make it to the finish line insha’ALLAH khair ya Rab. While it is our sincerest wish, or more aptly put, most sought-after dream to spend this best of times, in which the Qur’an was revealed to our Noble Prophet (S.A.W.W.), just reading the Book, sifting through Hadith collections, losing ourselves in the wisdom of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) and studying the lives of Islam’s greatest saints (R.A.), that unfortunately cannot be the case because The Monsters don’t plan on letting us rest. Reason being of course is that The Monsters have no God–rather, they have Al-Shaytan–and they have no humanity either. So in addition to making extra du’a, trying to complete a full reading of the Holy Qur’an and increasing our Deen knowledge, we must also fight ten times harder because our homelands and the Moustazafeen need us now more than ever. Continue reading Ramadan Karim To The Heroic Hunger Strikers Of Palestine And The Resilient, Resistant People Of Yemen
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Some 700 Palestinian children per year are arrested and face “ill-treatment” by Israeli forces, according to a new report by a children’s rights group.
In the report, Child Rights International Network said that “during 2014, an average of 197 children were held in military detention every month, 13 per cent of whom are under the age of 16.”
“Arrested children are commonly taken into custody by heavily armed soldiers, blindfolded with their wrists tied behind their backs before being transported to an interrogation centre,” the CRIN report said. Continue reading Israel ‘systematically mistreats’ Palestinian children in custody
Palestinian prisoners wait for an opportune moment away from Israeli surveillance to call their parents and reassure them of their well-being in this harsh winter. Palestinian prisoners in various prisons talked about the rights they were stripped of recently by the Israeli prison authorities, and what they plan to do in the next few months in the absence of local and international attention.
Gaza – Taking advantage of the current situation in the Palestinian political and security establishment, the Israel Prison Service stripped Palestinian prisoners of all the rights they had won via individual and collective hunger strikes, some of which were record-breaking.
Since the kidnapping of three Israeli settlers in Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank in June 2014 — and during the recent war on Gaza in July and August 2014 — the Israeli authorities has reversed the previous gains achieved by Palestinian prisoners. Israel added hundreds of prisoners to the thousands already in prison. Scores were subjected to administrative detention, including prisoner Khader Adnan, who launched the hunger strike battle. On January 6, Adnan launched another hunger strike to protest his ongoing imprisonment without being formally charged with any crime. Continue reading Zionist Oppressors Stripping Palestinian Prisoners of Hunger Strike Gains
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Over 100 Palestinian women were arrested by the Israeli military in 2014, an official at the Palestinian Authority Department of Prisoner Affairs said Friday.
Abd al-Naser Farawna, the head of the census unit at the department, said in a statement that there were 112 Palestinian women and girls arrested by Israeli forces in 2014, a 70 percent increase from 2013. Continue reading Criminal Zionist regime arrested 112 Palestinian women in 2014
The Occupied Syrian Golan, SANA – Majed Farhan al-Shaer, Syrian prisoner in the Israeli jails, said that Syria in its war against the international terrorism is on the path of achieving victory. Continue reading Syrian prisoner in Zionist dungeons: Syria on its way to victory
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – The Israeli prison service has started serious punitive procedures against Palestinian prisoners who recently started a hunger strike in solidarity with cellmates held in solitary confinement.
Issa Qaraqe, a former minister of prisoners affairs and currently chairman of the prisoners affairs committee, told Ma’an Sunday that some hunger-strikers were sent to wards of criminal prisoners, some were ordered to pay fines, others were deprived of family visits and still others of buying from the prison cantina for two months.
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said in a statement that more than 30 prisoners have recently joined 70 others who started a hunger strike seven days ago. The move was to exert pressure on the Israeli prison service to end the solitary confinement of Nahar al-Saadi. Continue reading Israeli prison service starts to punish hunger-strikers
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Seventy prisoners held in Israeli jails on Tuesday launched hunger strike action in protest against Israel’s policy of solitary confinement, a prisoners’ group said.
The protest action was launched in solidarity with detainees being held in solitary confinement, some of whom had already gone on hunger strike to protest the policy. Continue reading 70 Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike action
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Islamic Jihad-affiliated prisoners in Israeli jails said Saturday that they would go on open hunger strike if Israeli authorities did not respond to the demands of a prisoner who has been refusing meals for over two weeks.
Nahar al-Saadi, 33, has been on hunger strike for 16 days in protest of being banned from receiving family visits and being held in solitary confinement, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Center for Studies said in a statement.
Islamic Jihad prisoners said they would go on open hunger strike if prison authorities did not respond to al-Saadi’s demands by Sunday, according to the Center’s statement. Continue reading Islamic Jihad prisoners illegally held by Zionist enemy threaten hunger strike
The wife of a Palestinian prisoner who has been jailed for almost 14 years gave birth to twins on Thursday after using her husbands’ sperm smuggled from jail.
Nine months after his wife gave birth to their first daughter, Ziad al-Qawasmi from Hebron spent two years in jail before being sentenced for a further 13 years.
Ziad has five brothers in Israeli jails, while two others were killed by Israeli forces. Another brother was deported to Gaza, where he now lives. Continue reading Palestinian woman gives birth to twins from jailed husband’s smuggled sperm