PALESTINIAN PRISONERS IN NAFHA JAIL SUSPEND HUNGER STRIKE

Photo: Ma'an News Agency
Photo: Ma’an News Agency

Ramallah,  25 Shawwal 1436/10 August (MINA) – Over 120 Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s Nafha jail have suspended a hunger strike for a two-week period after six days without food to protest against the Israeli Prison Service.

The Palestinian prisoners’ committee said that detainees agreed to a two-week suspension after speaking with Israeli authorities, but will escalate their protest action after the temporary suspension, Ma’an News Agency  quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Nashaat al-Wahidi, a Fatah prisoners’ representative in Gaza, confirmed the suspension following an agreement with Israel’s Prison Service.

Israeli authorities have reportedly agreed to stop cell raids and the arbitrary transfer of prisoners to different sections of the jail, he added.

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The 120 prisoners, all held in Nafha jail in Israel’s south, had been demanding that they be returned to their former prison wings after they were moved to different sections last week.

They were also demanding family visits, an end to solitary confinement, public telephones, a kitchen and bakery, and the return of a canteen.

Around 5,750 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli jails, over 400 of whom are held under administrative detention. (T/P010/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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