Ramallah, 21 Shawwal 1436/6 August 2015 (MINA) – Human rights sources confirmed that 120 Palestinian captives in the Israeli jail Nafha started on Wednesday a hunger strike in protest against the Israeli refusal of returning them back to Section 10 after being transferred out of it one week ago.
The Prisoners Studies Center revealed that the captives were moved out of their section on the background of the tensions which prevailed in Nafha last week. Rooms of detainees were burned in the prison’s old sections after Israeli suppression forces broke into captives’ rooms and beat up some of them, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The center pointed out that the Israeli forces transferred the prisoners without allowing them take out any of their personal belongings.
The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) promised to return the captives to Section 10, but withdrew its promise later. The Palestinian captives, in turn, decided to wage a hunger strike in order to pressure the IPS to answer their demand.
The center asked the institutions concerned with Palestinian prisoners’ affairs along with media and Palestinian factions to pay more attention and to take action in this regard.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)