1,200 prisoners will start hunger strike Thursday: Prisoners Office
The Prisoners Information Office says that the prisoner movement handed over to the prison administration the lists of the prisoners of the first regiment who will start a hunger strike, at five o'clock in the evening tomorrow, Thursday.
The Prisoners Information Office reported that the number of prisoners of the first regiment, which will go on a mass hunger strike tomorrow, Thursday, has risen to nearly 1,200 after more Fatah prisoners joined the Ramon prison.
The Prisoners Information Office said that "the prisoner movement will hand over the prison administration the lists of prisoners of the first regiment who will be on hunger strike, at five o'clock in the evening tomorrow, Thursday."
At the same time, the Mohjat Al-Quds Foundation said that all “the attempts of the rogue prison administration to isolate the Islamic Jihad prisoners from the captive movement by preventing the prisoners of the movement from going out for the seventh day, and turning their rooms into cells, will not succeed in breaking the prisoners’ will, or in implanting the seeds of discord between the vehicles of the captive movement; we are united in the face of the jailer.”
"The Egyptian role has become almost absent in the prisoners' issue"
In an interview with Al Mayadeen, Hassan Abed Rabbo, the Media Advisor for the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission, said that "the occupation is witnessing movement and coordination between all forces and factions to support the prisoners' cause."
Abed Rabbo added that "the captive movement takes a single and unified position in the face of the occupation's plans towards the prisoners," noting that "hundreds of prisoners in the occupation's prisons are deprived of family visits."
Abed Rabbo stressed that "the Egyptian role has become almost absent in the issue of prisoners because of the intransigence of the occupation."
Earlier in the day, the Mohjat Al-Quds Foundation said that "the repression units of the occupation prisons administration stormed all sections of the Palestinian prisoners in Ramon Prison, and carried out a fierce attack against the prisoners of Islamic Jihad."
The foundation added that "the occupation units brutally and violently suppressed and abused the prisoners, while a state of tension prevails in all sections of Ramon Prison."
For its part, the Palestinian Prisoners Information Office said that "the tension prevailing in the sections of Ramon prison is due to the so-called security examination of the prisoners' rooms."
In turn, the head of the Palestinian Authority's commission for prisoners, Major General Qadri Abu Bakr, called on the Palestinian people to unite for the sake of the prisoners and detainees in their battle, which will enter the real challenge stage tomorrow.
Major General Abu Bakr stressed "the need for the Palestinian street to be on the level of the escalatory resistant steps and the challenge that the Palestinian prisoners will face inside Israeli prisons and detentions," stressing that "this integration reflects the features of a real victory that will be achieved, against the prison administration and the occupation government's will."
Major General Abu Bakr said, "The strike will start tomorrow, Thursday," adding that "it will turn into a real uprising that ignites the street, to be a clear message to the occupation system and its tools that harming our prisoners harms all Palestinians."
The Supreme National Emergency Committee of the National Captive Movement announced yesterday that 1,000 Palestinian prisoners will go on hunger strike on Thursday as part of an escalatory campaign against Israeli violent repression and the stripping of their most basic rights.
The movement assured that the strike, planned for Thursday, goes hand in hand with dissolving regulatory bodies, and refraining from undergoing security checks.
It also urged everyone to add pressure on the Israeli occupation with all possible means until the prisoners’ demands are met.
Mohjat Al-Quds Foundation reported that the occupation prison administration continues to close the rooms of Islamic Jihad prisoners for the sixth consecutive day.
The Palestinian prisoners demand ending the practice of solitary confinement against dozens of Palestinian prisoners, including the six Palestinian Prisoners who broke out of Gilboa Prison a year ago.
They have been also demanding the installation of public phones in prison to communicate with their families, especially for women and child prisoners as well as the ability to purchase basic hygiene supplies, and other necessities of incarcerated life.
The Israeli occupation currently has about 4,550 Palestinians incarcerated, including 31 female prisoners, 175 minors, and more than 700 administrative detainees - the highest number since 2008.