An Israeli soldier gestures during a raid after the Israeli military said an Israeli soldier was found stabbed to death near a Jewish settlement, in Beit Fajjar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma An Israeli soldier gestures during a raid after the Israeli military said an Israeli soldier was found stabbed to death near a Jewish settlement, in Beit Fajjar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Three Palestinian detainees continue hunger strike

By: MENA
Tue, Sep. 24, 2019
RAMALLAH, Sept 23 (MENA) - The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that three detainees in Israeli prisons are ongoing with hunger strikes after one detainee ended his strike a day earlier following an agreement for his release, International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) reported.

In a press release, the Committee stated that the detainees are Ahmad Ghannam, ongoing with the hunger strike for the 72nd day, Ismael Ali, for the 62nd day, and Tareq Qa’dan, for the 55th day, rejecting their continued detention under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial.

It added that the Israeli Prison Authority, in cooperation with Israel’s Security Agency, is trying to force the detainees to end their strikes without adhering to any of their demands, by imposing a series of punitive measures against them, including repeated transfers from between various facilities, and solitary confinement.

Such measures are meant to keep the hunger-striking detainees from resting, and constantly impose more physical and psychological pressures on them.

It is worth mentioning, on Sunday, detainee Sultan Khallouf, 36, has suspended the hunger strike he started 67 days ago, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Supreme Court setting December 15th of this year, the date for his release.
 
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