Following his release after 17 days in prison, Mahmoud Nawajaa called for the intensification of BDS campaigns “to bring to an end this system of apartheid and oppression and free all 4,700 Palestinian prisoners”
An Israeli military court approved a request by Israeli domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet to hold Mahmoud Nawajaa for 15 days. Nawajaa was illegally abducted from his home on July 30
Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity
Ahmed Ghannam’s decision to end the hunger strike came after the Israeli high court ordered his release after the completion of his current detention period. Five other detainees continue their hunger strikes
The Palestinian prisoner, Samer Arbid, is reported to be in a critical condition in an Israeli hospital, after he was brutally tortured during interrogation by the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet
Some of the detainees have been on strike for more than 50 days demanding an end to their illegal administrative detention without charge or trial by the state of Israel
The 40 prisoners joined 20 of their comrades who began a hunger strike last week. Six of the eight administrative detainees who launched hunger strikes last month are continuing their protests
The striking detainees join eight others in the same prison who have been on a hunger strike for over a month against their illegal imprisonment.
31-year-old Nasser Majed Taqatqa died at the Nitzan prison on July 16. Palestinian prisoners’ groups said that his autopsy report showed that he had been tortured and denied medical treatment
A Palestinian woman detainee also begins hunger strike against administrative detention.
More than 5,000 Palestinians are currently languishing in Israeli jails. Israeli prison authorities have limited prisoners’ use of water, banned food preparation in cells, installed mobile jamming devices, and placed heavy restrictions on visits by family members.