Tagged: Hunger Strikes

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
Israel Frees Palestinian Who Ended Hunger Strike in February
Associate Press

Israel Frees Palestinian Who Ended Hunger Strike in February

The Israeli military says a Palestinian prisoner who ended a 94-day hunger strike in February has been released to his home in the West Bank. It says Mohammed al-Qeq was freed on Thursday. Al-Qeq went on hunger strike in November to win release from administrative detention, a practice that can keep some prisoners in custody without charges for an indefinite time.

on May 19, 2016
Palestinian Hunger Striker Protests Israel’s Detention
Emily Mulder, Al Jazeera

Palestinian Hunger Striker Protests Israel’s Detention

In al-Fuwwar refugee camp south of Hebron, Palestinians trickled into a tent set up more than 70 days ago by camp residents when Sami al-Janazreh, 43, launched a hunger strike against his detention and mistreatment in Israeli prison. Visitors discussed the [hunger] strike inside the makeshift tent whose walls are plastered with images of Sami's face and slogans for his release.

on May 17, 2016
Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Condition Deteriorates After 68 Days
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Condition Deteriorates After 68 Days

The Palestinian Health Ministry has cautioned about a deterioration in the condition of Sami Janazra, a Palestinian man in administrative detention who has been on a hunger strike for 68 days. Janazra, of Al Fawwar refugee camp, has been at Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva for about a week, where he has refused medical treatment in protest of his being held without trial.

on May 9, 2016
46 Palestinian ¨Prisoners at Etzion Jail Launch Open Hunger Strike
Ma'an News Agency

46 Palestinian ¨Prisoners at Etzion Jail Launch Open Hunger Strike

At least 46 Palestinian prisoners at Etzion jail began an open hunger strike on Thursday, demanding better living conditions, the Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said. The committee said the prisoners were starting their strike after being "constantly humiliated, assaulted and beaten" in interrogations, in addition living in conditions that are "inhumane."

on March 3, 2016
Al-Qiq Ends 94-day Hunger Strike After Deal Struck With Israel
Killian Redden, Ma'an News Agency

Al-Qiq Ends 94-day Hunger Strike After Deal Struck With Israel

Imprisoned Palestinian hunger-striker Muhammad al-Qiq on Friday ended a grueling 94-day hunger strike that has brought him close to death after his lawyers struck an eleventh hour deal with the Israeli authorities. Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society, told Ma'an that while Israel had not agreed to al-Qiq's immediate release, a "compromise" had been reached.

on February 26, 2016
Prisoners Starving In Protest Videos
AJ+

Prisoners Starving In Protest

Palestinian journalist Mohammed al Qeeq has been on hunger strike for more than 90 days while being held in an Israeli prison without charge or trial. But he's not the first to attempt such a desperate act of protest.

on February 24, 2016
Palestinian Journalist Detained Without Charge by Israel Has Not Eaten for Three Months
William Booth, The Washington Post

Palestinian Journalist Detained Without Charge by Israel Has Not Eaten for Three Months

“They’ve kidnapped my husband,” said the wife of Mohammed al-Qeq, a Palestinian journalist who has been on a hunger strike in an Israeli hospital for three months. “He is dying,” she said. Qeq, a reporter for a Saudi TV network, was arrested by Israeli security forces almost four months ago at his home in Ramallah and taken to an Israeli prison, where he was placed under...

on February 18, 2016
A Palestinian Hunger Striker Is Dying in an Israeli Hospital
Amira Hass, Haaretz

A Palestinian Hunger Striker Is Dying in an Israeli Hospital

Palestinian detainee Mohammad al-Qiq is dying at Haemek Hospital in Afula. Qiq, whose administrative detention was suspended last week when his condition worsened, is conscious but non-communicative. He’s lost his hearing and ability to speak. On Saturday, his hunger strike entered its 81st day. In the West Bank village of Dura, his family waits for news, including his wife Fayhaa and...

on February 15, 2016
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