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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

Criminal Zionist regime arrested 112 Palestinian women in 2014

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

Syrian prisoner in Zionist dungeons: Syria on its way to victory

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

Israeli prison service starts to punish hunger-strikers

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

70 Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike action

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

Islamic Jihad prisoners illegally held by Zionist enemy threaten hunger strike

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

Palestinian woman gives birth to twins from jailed husband’s smuggled sperm

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

Sexual Abuse Against Palestinian Child Detainees Reported

At least 600 Palestinian children were arrested in Jerusalem since last June. Of these chlidren, nearly 40% were reportedly exposed to sexual abuse during arrest or investigation by the Israeli authorities, according to a report by the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC).

The PCC says that the daily arrest campaigns constitute a collective punishment against Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.

Attorney with the PCC, Mufeed al-Haj, said that other violations were reported during the apprehension of children, including but not limited to night and predawn raids on family homes, physical and sexual abuse. Continue reading Sexual Abuse Against Palestinian Child Detainees Reported

380 Palestinians arrested by Israeli forces in last 20 days

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces have detained at least 380 Palestinians in raids across the West Bank and East Jerusalem over the last three weeks, including 21 early Thursday alone.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said in a statement on Thursday that Israeli authorities have engaged in a wide-ranging crackdown on Palestinians that has led to the arrests of nearly 200 in East Jerusalem since the beginning of November.

The startling figures come amid growing instability in Jerusalem, while daily protest marches by Palestinians have been held across the city and Israeli authorities have been accused of “collective punishment” in their response to a series of attacks by individual Jerusalem Palestinians on Israelis. Continue reading 380 Palestinians arrested by Israeli forces in last 20 days

Zionist entity has detained some 10,000 Palestinian kids detained since 2000

Palestinians say the Israeli regime has detained some 10,000 Palestinian minors in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem) since the year 2000.

An official from the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that the inmates’ rights are “regularly” violated by humiliation and torture.

“Israel does not provide any immunity for children and regularly violates international agreements on children’s rights by humiliating and torturing them and denying them fair trials,” Issa Qaraqe, head of the PLO’s committee on detainees, said in a statement.

The announcement came on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly.

Since June, Tel Aviv has arrested around 3,000 Palestinians some 30 percent of whom are children, Qaraqe said.

The minors, 95 percent of whom are subject to beatings and torture, are forced to confess under duress, he noted. Continue reading Zionist entity has detained some 10,000 Palestinian kids detained since 2000