Tagged: Hunger Strikes

Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends with Prisoners Declaring Victory – but Israel Claims Nothing Happened News Roundup
Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss

Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends with Prisoners Declaring Victory – but Israel Claims Nothing Happened

Saturday, after 41 days, the Palestinian prisoner hunger strike came to what seemed to be an end – or rather a ‘suspension’. At first, details of concessions to Palestinian prisoner demands beyond the reinstatement...

on May 29, 2017
My Husband Is Starving In An Israeli Jail—We’ll Be Reunited When Palestine Is Free Op-Eds & Analysis
Fadwa Barghouti, Newsweek

My Husband Is Starving In An Israeli Jail—We’ll Be Reunited When Palestine Is Free

Forty days ago, my husband, Marwan Barghouti, began a hunger strike from his cell in an Israeli prison—alongside over one thousand other Palestinian prisoners. The reason they are all putting their lives at risk is simple...

on May 25, 2017
Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners

Regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, which is now in its fourth week, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Qadura Fares, Director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.

on May 15, 2017
Son of Hunger-Striking Palestinian Leader Marwan Barghouti: I Haven’t Touched My Father in 15 Years News Roundup
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Son of Hunger-Striking Palestinian Leader Marwan Barghouti: I Haven’t Touched My Father in 15 Years

It has been almost a month since over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike inside Israeli jails. The strike, which began on April 17, was called by Marwan Barghouti to protest poor living conditions in prison and the administrative detention law, which allows Palestinians to be held without charge. Barghouti is the most high-profile Palestinian in Israeli detention.

on May 15, 2017
Palestinians Call for Pizza Hut Boycott over Israeli Advert ‘Mocking Hunger Strikers’ News Roundup
Samuel Osbourne, The Independent

Palestinians Call for Pizza Hut Boycott over Israeli Advert ‘Mocking Hunger Strikers’

Palestinians and activists are calling for a boycott of Pizza Hutt after it ran an advert mocking the leader of a mass hunger strike taking place in Israeli prisons. The restaurant's Israeli branch posted a picture released by Israeli police allegedly showing prisoner Marwan Barhgouti breaking his fast by eating a chocolate bar.

on May 11, 2017
Wife of Palestinian Hunger Striker Denies He’s Sneaking Food News Roundup
Ian Fischer, The New York Times

Wife of Palestinian Hunger Striker Denies He’s Sneaking Food

Truth in the Middle East often boils down to what side you are on. To Fadwa Barghouti, the video that Israeli officials released this week was clearly fake: the one the Israelis said showed her husband, Marwan, the leader...

on May 9, 2017
Palestinians Stay on Hunger Strike Despite Snacking Claims News Roundup
The Associated Press

Palestinians Stay on Hunger Strike Despite Snacking Claims

More than 880 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel remained on a hunger strike Tuesday, the 23rd day of their protest — a number that was about the same as before the release of a video that Israel claimed shows the strike leader secretly eating in his cell.

on May 9, 2017
Palestinian Hunger Strike Heightens Tension with Israel News Roundup
Luke Baker and Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Palestinian Hunger Strike Heightens Tension with Israel

A hunger strike by more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners over their treatment in Israeli jails has turned into a heated dispute over whether the leader of the protest secretly broke the fast, and whether Israel tempted him to do so.

on May 9, 2017
Israel Mulls Bringing in Foreign Doctors to Force-feed Palestinian Hunger Strikers News Roundup
Haaretz

Israel Mulls Bringing in Foreign Doctors to Force-feed Palestinian Hunger Strikers

The Israel Prisons Service is considering bringing foreign doctors to help force-feed hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners because the Israel Medical Association has refused to allow its members to participate in such actions...

on May 8, 2017
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