Al-Ashqar: 3,000 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

Al-Ashqar: 3,000 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

3,000 Palestinian prisoners declared Sunday a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with their colleagues held in Nafha prison, Palestine Center for Prisoners’ Studies said.

AhlulBayt News Agency - 3,000 Palestinian prisoners declared Sunday a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with their colleagues held in Nafha prison, Palestine Center for Prisoners’ Studies said.

Spokesman for the center Riyad al-Ashqar said that 3,000 Palestinian prisoners held in four Israeli jails (Nafha, Raymond, Eshel, and Negev) declared a one-day hunger strike in protest against the Israeli brutal attack on Palestinian prisoners held in section 14 in Nafha jail.

Earlier Tuesday, 48 Palestinian prisoners were injured after Israeli Special Forces stormed section 14 in Nafha prison and attacked and sprayed the prisoners with pepper gas. Several injured prisoners were transferred to Soroka Hospital while others were arbitrarily moved to solitary confinement.   

Al-Ashqar said that the prisoners in Nafha prison threatened to take escalatory protest steps in the coming few days in protest against Israeli repressive policy and punitive measures.

Meanwhile, 35 Palestinian prisoners held in Eshel and Ofer jails joined the hunger strike declared in solidarity with the isolated prisoner Shukri Khawaja.

Khawaja had earlier declared an open hunger strike in protest against his continued isolation since 2014.

16 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in solitary confinement.



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