vendredi 28 avril 2017

10 Days On, Palestinian Hunger Strikers Refuse Water

Des prisonniers palestiniens en grève de la faim qui ont été mis en isolement ont commencé à refuser l'eau mercredi

There are hundreds of sick prisoners among a total of 6,500 
Palestinians in Israeli custody. (Photo: Maan)

A number of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners being held in solitary confinement began refusing water on Wednesday, as more than 1,500 Palestinians entered the 10th day of the mass “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike.

Head of the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe released a statement Wednesday saying that Israeli Prison Services (IPS) forces had “continued to escalate punitive measures” against prisoners, which started on the first day of the strike, with IPS forces transferring prisoners and leaders of the strike to solitary confinement, and preventing lawyers from visiting prisoners, particularly sick prisoners.

According to Qaraqe, IPS officials have continued preventing prisoners – some of whom are refusing all forms of nutrition except salt and water – from accessing commissaries to purchase salt, provided prisoners with dirty sheets and covers, and carried out provocative search raids of prisoners rooms, and a...

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