IOF assaults five Palestinian hunger strikers in Zionist prisons

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RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ Affairs has reported, Tuesday, that Israeli soldiers have assaulted five detainees, holding hunger strike, and continued to deny their lawyers the right to visits with them.

The commission stated that the five detainees are holding hunger strike protesting their continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial.

It added that Israel has imposed a series of punitive measures against the detainees, including holding them in solitary confinement, repeatedly transferring them from one prison to another to prevent them from resting, in addition to the ongoing assaults against them.

The Commission warned of the serious consequences of the Israeli assaults and violations against the detainees, especially amidst the ongoing escalation against them, and the policies denying them access to adequate medical care.

The striking detainees are:

  1. Husam ar-Rozza, 61, from Nablus; he started the hunger strike on March 19th, and is held in the Ramla Prison.
  2. Mohammad Tabanja, 38, from Nablus, he started the hunger strike on March 25th, and is held at the Negev Desert Detention camp.
  3. Khaled Farraj, 31, from Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem; he started the hunger strike on March 26th, and is held at the Negev Desert Detention camp.
  4. Hasan al-‘Oweiwi, 35, from Hebron; he started the hunger strike on April 2nd, and is held at the Negev Desert Detention camp.
  5. Odah al-Hroub, 32, from Hebron; he started the hunger strike on April 2nd, and is held at the Negev Desert Detention camp.

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