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.
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.