Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time
Home :: World

Palestinians jailed in Israel go on hunger strike

Gulf-Middle East,United Arab Emirates,Politics, Tue, 17 Apr 2012 IANS

Ramallah, April 17 (IANS) Palestinians jailed in Israel began a hunger strike on Tuesday demanding an improvement of their detention conditions.


Qadoura Fares of the Palestinian Prisoner's Club said about 1, 500 detainees joined the strike on Tuesday, who represent different factions in all Israeli detention facilities and prisons, reported Xinhua.



He added that more prisoners will join the strike if their demands are not met.



The prisoners mainly want an end to the administrative detention, which allows Israel to hold Palestinian activists without a charge, based on secret information that Israel says can not be revealed in courts.



Currently, there are 309 Palestinians held on administrative detention.



The hunger strikers are also pressing Israel to end the policy of solitary confinement and to allow families of Gazan prisoners to visit them.



Representatives of the prisoners have met officials from Israel Prison Service, who promised to respond to the prisoners' demands in two weeks, according to Fares.



The strike coincides with the Palestinian Prisoners' Day, which marks the release of the first Palestinian prisoner in the first exchange deal between Israel and the Palestinians in 1974.



Also on Tuesday, Israel is expected to free a Palestinian prisoner who fasted for 66 days to protest his administrative detention. Khader Adnan, a detained Islamic Jihad member, ended his strike in February after Israel agreed to release him in April.



Another Islamic Jihad member from the West Bank, Hana Shalabi, was released and transferred to Gaza after she had been fasting for 43 days.



Israel holds nearly 5,000 Palestinians, including nine female prisoners. There are 120 prisoners who were arrested before the creation of the Palestinian National Authority in 1994.


Manohar Lal being presented with a memento
Manoj Tiwari BJP Relief meets the family members of late Ankit Sharma
Haryana CM Manohar Lal congratulate former Deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani on his 92nd birthday
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.