hunger strike

Israel "punishing" hunger-striking prisoners, say rights groups

The United Nations estimates that 750,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel since 1967.

Hunger striker Samer Issawi welcomed home in Jerusalem

Issawi released from Israeli prison after 17 months; release agreement was secured after he refused food for 266 days.

Palestinian lawyer faces Israeli jail for "organizing demonstrations"

Patrick O. Strickland
Ramallah
31 October 2013

Anas Barghouthi is well known for his defense of Palestinian prisoners. Israel wants to jail him.

Israel bans veteran campaigner for Palestinian prisoners from West Bank

Patrick O. Strickland
Jerusalem
1 October 2013

Addameer chairperson Abdullatif Ghaith has been blocked from going to work in his Ramallah office.

California prisoners suspend hunger strike protest after 59 days

Persons in prison taking part in a mass hunger strike in California to demand basic human rights and an end to solitary confinement have suspended their protest.

Prisoners see linked struggles in California, Palestine

Prison authorities in California and Israel are using similar tactics to try and break hunger strike protests inside jails, including force-feeding.

Hunger striker denied right to call dying father

Patrick O. Strickland
Bethlehem
20 August 2013

Ayman Hamdan has been refusing food for more than 110 days.

Fuel crisis as Egypt closes Gaza tunnels

Rami Almeghari reports from Gaza on the impact that Egypt’s tunnel closures have had on Palestinians.

Lawyer: Israeli soldiers "savagely beat" hunger striking Jordanian prisoner

Three Jordanian nationals are entering their one-hundredth day of hunger strike in Israeli prison.

Released prisoner secures treatment for lung disease after announcing hunger strike

Linah Alsaafin
Ramallah
18 July 2013

Arrangements are being made to transfer Muhammad Taj to a Vienna hospital.

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