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Six Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strike against administrative detention
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Ramallah, ALRAY - The Commission of Detainees and ex-Detainees Affairs said in its report on Sunday that six Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are continuing their open-ended hunger strike against their arbitrary administrative detention, five of them are languishing in al-Ramla prison clinic.

 

The commission noted that the six prisoners are identified as:

42-year-old prisoner Ahmad Ghannam, a resident of Dura city southwest of Hebron. He entered his 65th day of hunger strike.

 

38-year-old prisoner Sultan Khallouf, a resident of Burqin town west of Jenin. He entered his 61st day of hunger strike.

 

30-year-old prisoner Ismael Ali, a resident of Abu Dis village in occupied Jerusalem. He entered his 55th day of hunger strike.

 

46-year-old prisoner Tariq Qa’dan, a resident of Jenin Governorate. He entered his 48thday of hunger strike.

 

31-year-old prisoner Nasser al-Jada’, a resident of Burqin town west of Jenin. He entered his 41stday of hunger strike.

 

30-year-old prisoner Thaer Hamdan, a resident of Beit Sira village west of Ramallah. He entered his 36th day of hunger strike.

 

The commission confirmed that the hunger striking prisoners are suffering difficult and serious health conditions, where they suffer severe pains throughout their bodies, weight loss, vision impairment, severe wasting, moreover, most of them cannot walk for long distances.

 

The commission added that most of the hunger striking prisoners are infected with diseases before being detained by the Israeli authorities and are in need to effective medical follow-up as in the case of the prisoner Ahmad Ghannam who suffers from blood cancer.

 

It warned that there is a real danger to the life of Ghannam after entering his 64thday of open-ended hunger strike due to the weakness of his immune system.

 

The commission noted that the IPS is delibrately carrying out a series of punitive measures against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which include repeated transfer of the prisoners among jails, putting them in solitary confinement which lacks key ingredient to life, and conducting search and storm campaigns against the prisoners in their cells.

 

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