Maher Akhras launched his hunger strike shortly after being arrested by the Israeli authorities on July 27. Doctors are now force-feeding him in an attempt to forcibly end his hunger strike
Kamal Abu Wa’ar, who suffers from throat cancer, was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. He is currently in the Assaf Harofeh medical center and in a critical condition according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society
Israel continues its oppressive policies against Palestinians and has seized fresh Palestinian lands and demolished houses. It is also refused calls to release Palestinian prisoners in light of the COVID-19 emergency
The Palestinian prisoner reportedly fell down abruptly and lost consciousness in the bathroom at Ketziot prison and was later declared dead at a nearby hospital. The prison guards allegedly did not come to his aid for more than 30 minutes after his collapse
Israeli prison authorities have failed to provide Palestinian prisoners adequate access to medical services, testing, protective gear and other essential sanitary items crucial to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in overcrowded Israeli prisons
Prisoners are at an increased risk of infection owing to overcrowded prison facilities, living in unsafe, unsanitary and disease-prone conditions
Palestinian detainee Ahmad Zahran has agreed to go through a security interrogation, following which his long standing demand for an end to his illegal administrative detention will be considered by the court
The move by Israel to place minors in solitary confinement has angered their adult overseers and evoked widespread criticism from Palestinian society and elsewhere
Activists have organized protests to denounce her illegal administrative detention and to demand her release
While 23 Palestinians have been on a hunger strike since Tuesday, 120 more have joined their cause, demanding public phones, the removal of jamming devices and the return of the 23 prisoners who have been placed under solitary confinement.
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.