Israel Prison Service negotiated an end to the prisoners’ hunger strike with the Palestinian Authority, without meeting a single one of Marwan Barghouti’s demands. The initiator of the strike, Barghouti, was caught on hidden surveillance camera eating candy bars in his bathroom during the hunger strike.
By Elior Levy
New details concerning the conclusion of the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike and its causes are coming to light in the hours since the prisoners and the Israel Prison Service (IPS) made their announcements.
As the strike reached its peak, with dozens of prisoners requiring medical attention, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas intervened directly in order to bring the matter to a close out of fear of significant provocations and demonstrations. Continue Reading »
Imprisoned Palestinian archterrorist promises to ‘continue the struggle’ calling on all Arabs to escalate civil disobedience on behalf of the hunger-strikers, until the demands of the jail terrorists’ goals against Israel are fulfilled.
Marwan Barghouti, the leader of the hunger strike in which hundreds of terrorists in Israeli prisons are currently engaged, issued a call from his prison cell for the Arabs living under the rule of the Palestinian Authority to escalate the struggle on behalf of the terrorists and threatened an increase in civil disobedience if the demands of the hunger strikers are not met. Continue Reading »
MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint Arab List) condemns decision to bring in foreign doctors that agree to force-feed hunger striking imprisoned terrorists, preventing ‘self-inflicted damage’ to their health.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Senior officials in Israel intend to fly doctors from a foreign country to forcibly feed security prisoners who are currently engaged in a hunger strike and who, it is feared, could require hospitalization.
Channel 2 reported that the officials decided to “import” the foreign doctors in light of the refusal of the Israeli Medical Association to forcibly feed the hunger strikers. 850 prisoners are currently engaged in the hunger strike. Continue Reading »
Hamas’ armed wing releases video with threatening ultimatum to Israeli authorizes should the Israel Prison Service not comply to the demands of hunger-striking prisoners incarcerated in Israeli facilities.
By ADAM RASGON
Israel has 24-hours to respond affirmatively to the demands of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails, Abu Obeida, spokesman of Hamas’ armed wing said on Tuesday.
“We are setting a 24-hour deadline for the enemy’s leadership to comply with the prisoners’ demands,” Abu Obeida said in a video posted on Hamas-affiliated news outlets.
Hamas issues ultimatum over hunger-striking prisoners. – Photo- Video screenshot
Abu Obeida said that Hamas’ armed wing, known as the Izzadin Kassam Brigade, will increase the number of prisoners it is demanding Israel release in prisoner swaps talks for every day Israel does not comply. Continue Reading »
In an effort to thwart an organized hunger strike of nearly 1000 Palestinian prisoners, jailed Fatah leader was moved to a different prison.
The imprisoned Fatah leader, Marwan Barghouti, who led the charge on a mass hunger strike among Palestinian prisoners on Sunday, was moved to a new prison and put in isolation Monday, reported Palestinian and Israeli media.
According to reports, he was transferred along with three other prisoners from Israel’s Hadarim prison to Jalama prison, north of Jenin in an effort to thwart the ongoing hunger strike among nearly 1000 Palestinian prisoners.
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A banner with Marwan Barghouti’s image at an anti-Israel demonstration.
Palestinian prisoner Allan ends his 65 day hunger strike after Israel’s High Court of Justice freed him from administrative detention because of deteriorating medical condition.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike Wednesday after the High Court of Justice freed him from his administrative detention due to his deteriorating medical condition, his lawyer said.
A handout supporting a Palestinian hunger striker. – Photo: Courtesy
“The story is over, administrative detention is canceled and therefore there is no strike,” Jameel Khatib told Reuters.
The High Court of Justice late Wednesday night made the decision after the revelation Wednesday afternoon that his brain had been damaged. Continue Reading »
In order avoid irreversible health problems caused by long-term fasting, the IPS medical center in Ramla will establish an emergency room to deal with hunger-strikers.
By Mati Tuchfeld, Itsik Saban & Gadi Golan
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the authorities on Sunday to examine the possibility of building a special medical emergency room in the framework of the Israel Prison Service, in light of the case of Mohammad Allan, an Islamic Jihad activist imprisoned in Israel who has refused food for over 50 days.
Prisoners in an Israeli jail – Photo: Tal Cohen
The new emergency room is expected to be set up at the IPS medical center in Ramla. Continue Reading »
Israel Medical Association objects to measure, emboldening Hamas’ demands for Israel’s immediate release of hunger striking prisoners.
Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved draft legislation that would allow hunger striking prisoners to be force-fed if their lives are determined to be in jeopardy.
A Palestinian man stands chained to a cage during a demonstration in Ramallah, in the West Bank, in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails. – Photo: AFP
The bill was revived by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan last week and initially passed its first reading in the previous Knesset last June, but never made it into law. Continue Reading »
According to the bill, if Israel’s District Court gives its approval, it will be possible to provide forced medical treatment to striking prisoners – even without their approval.
By Hezki Ezra and Tova Dvorin
The Knesset approved for the first reading a landmark bill Monday which would allow prison authorities to force-feed hunger-striking prisoners, sparking fury from several MKs.
The Government bill seeks to authorize the Commissioner of Prisons to petition the District Court to obtain a permit for medical treatment of hunger-striking prisoners.
The court will take into account the opinion of the ethics committee at the hospital where a patient prisoner, except in urgent cases, and will be required to consider the medical condition and mental state of the prisoner, the degree of intrusiveness of the treatment and its impact on respect for the prisoner. Continue Reading »
3 month hunger strike comes to an end on prisoners’ own volition, says Israeli Prison Service. But Jordanian officials report prisoners’ visitation rights for families led to decision.
Four out of five Jordanian prisoners held in Israel have ended a three-month hunger strike against prison conditions, Israeli officials said on Monday.
“Four Jordanian prisoners ended their hunger strike of their own volition and without any conditions,” a source in the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) told AFP.
“The prisoners’ move was not conditioned on receiving benefits,” the source stressed.
But Jordan’s National Committee for Prisoners in Israel said the inmates ended their strike after an agreement was made, through the Jordanian foreign ministry, to allow their families to visit them. Continue Reading »
In exchange for his early release, imprisoned terrorist Samer Issawi has reportedly agreed to end his hunger strike which has lasted more than 8 months.
Israel has reached a deal with a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist prisoner who has been on a long-term hunger strike, officials in the PA said on Monday night.
The terrorist, Samer Issawi, has reportedly agreed to end an on-off hunger strike which lasted for more than eight months in exchange for an early release, the officials told Reuters.
Issawi agreed to a deal brokered by Israeli and PA officials to serve eight months for violating bail conditions, after which he will be freed to his Jerusalem home, according to Qadura Fares, head of the Palestinian prisoner organization. Continue Reading »