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Zionist Oppressors Stripping Palestinian Prisoners of Hunger Strike Gains

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

Palestinian prisoners overshadowed by war

by Orouba Othman, Al-Akhbar English

The situation in Palestine is never monotonous or quiet. The intensity of the events in Palestine leads most news to be forgotten the next day. As such, the recent war on Gaza and its repercussions have pushed the question of prisoners out of the limelight from the media and political circles.

Gaza – Samer al-Issawi and Sheikh Khader Adnan – the two men who symbolize the “battle of the empty stomachs,” with their hunger strikes – are currently held in Israeli prisons far away from the cameras or any active mobilization on the ground. Continue reading Palestinian prisoners overshadowed by war