Tagged: Political Prisoners

There Will be No Peace Until Israel’s Occupation of Palestine Ends Op-Eds & Analysis
Marwan Barghouti, The Guardian

There Will be No Peace Until Israel’s Occupation of Palestine Ends

The current escalation in violence did not start with the killing of two Israeli settlers, it started a long while ago and has been going on for years. Every day Palestinians are killed, wounded, arrested. Every day colonialism advances, the siege on our people in Gaza continues, oppression persists. As many today want us to be overwhelmed by the potential consequences of a new spiral of violence, I will plead, as I did in 2002, to deal with its root causes: the denial of Palestinian freedom.

on October 11, 2015
Israel Deprives Hunger Striker Treatment for Chronic Brain Condition News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Deprives Hunger Striker Treatment for Chronic Brain Condition

The Israeli Prison Service has allegedly prevented a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike from receiving treatment for a chronic brain disease, a lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners' Society said Sunday. The lawyer said in a statement that Bilal Dawoud, 26, who has been on hunger strike nearly three weeks, was not being given proper medical treatment for a chronic brain disease he has been suffering.

on September 13, 2015
Israeli Court Approves Release of Fasting Palestinian News Roundup
Diaa Hadid, The New York Times

Israeli Court Approves Release of Fasting Palestinian

The Israeli Supreme Court cleared the way on Wednesday for the temporary release of a Palestinian prisoner whose two-month hunger strike might have left him with brain damage. The health of the prisoner, Mohammad Allan, 31, a lawyer and member of a militant Palestinian group who has not eaten since June 16 to protest his indefinite incarceration, had worsened since Israel passed a law last month that allowed the force-feeding of hunger strikers.

on August 19, 2015
Palestinian Prisoner’s Case Tests Israeli Force-Feeding Law News Roundup
Diaa Hadid, The New York Times

Palestinian Prisoner’s Case Tests Israeli Force-Feeding Law

The first Palestinian prisoner who could be forced to stay alive under a new Israeli law lies shackled to a hospital bed, vomiting bile and blood after 57 days of drinking only water to protest his indefinite incarceration without charges. Mohammad Allan, the prisoner, is being held at the Barzilai Medical Center in this southern Israeli city as officials search for a doctor willing to start the process to force-feed him to keep him alive.

on August 11, 2015
Force-feeding Muhammad Allan Could Kill Him, Rights Groups Warn News Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

Force-feeding Muhammad Allan Could Kill Him, Rights Groups Warn

Muhammad Allan was on his 54th day of hunger strike on Monday, three days after the Israel Prison Service told his lawyer that they intended to request court authorization to force-feed him. Allan, a lawyer from the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, is on open-ended hunger strike to protest his detention without charge or trial since his arrest in early November last year.

on August 11, 2015
Israel Releases Khader Adnan for 2nd Time in 2 Days After Rearrest News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Releases Khader Adnan for 2nd Time in 2 Days After Rearrest

The Israeli authorities released Khader Adnan for the second time in two days late Monday, after they briefly rearrested the veteran Palestinian hunger striker in East Jerusalem a day after he was released from 11 months in prison. The Palestinian liaison office had Adnan transferred from Ofer detention center in Israel to Beitunia west of Ramallah at around 1 a.m., and he was then taken by car to his home village of Arraba in southern Jenin.

on July 14, 2015
Israeli Forces Free Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Free Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan

The Israeli authorities released Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan on Sunday, two weeks after a deal was reached to end a 55-day long hunger strike that brought him close to death. Adnan, 37, went on hunger strike in June to protest the Israeli practice of administrative detention, under which Palestinians can be held without trial or charge indefinitely. His release Sunday came after 11 months in Israeli custody.

on July 12, 2015
Khader Adnan Ends 55-Day Hunger Strike News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Khader Adnan Ends 55-Day Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan ended a 55-day hunger strike on Monday after reaching an agreement with Israeli authorities to free him from prison on July 12, his lawyer and the Palestinian Prisoner's Society announced. "Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike last night, after an agreement was reached to release him on July 12," his lawyer Jawad Boulos said.

on June 29, 2015
Red Cross Fears for Palestinian Hunger Striker in Israel News Roundup
ABC News/AP

Red Cross Fears for Palestinian Hunger Striker in Israel

A prominent Palestinian detainee who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days faces an "immediate risk" of death, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, urging Israel to allow his family to visit in line with international conventions. The appeal in the case of Khader Adnan comes as Israel is pushing legislation that would allow force-feeding of detainees.

on June 23, 2015
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