Al-Nakhala: Islamic Jihad Will Not Leave its Members in Israeli Prisons to be Victims

The Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ziad al-Nakhala, says that the movement will stand with its prisoners and is ready to fight a war for their sake.

  • Al-Nakhala: We will stand with the prisoners and support them with everything we got, even if this means going to war for their sake.
    Al-Nakhala: We will stand with the prisoners and support them with everything we got, even if this means going to war for their sake.

The Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ziad al-Nakhala, stressed that the movement "will not leave its members in Zionist prisons to be victims at the hands of the enemy."

In a statement on Wednesday, al-Nakhala said that the movement will stand with the prisoners and support them with everything it has, even if this requires going to war for their sake.

“No agreements or any other considerations will prevent us from that,” he stressed.

Al-Nakhala’s statement was preceded by the movement’s announcement that about 150 of its prisoners started an open hunger strike as a step towards a gradual escalation in their battle against the occupation prison authority.

For his part, spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad in the West Bank, Tariq Ezz El-Din, called on "the free people this world" to support the prisoners, describing solidarity with them as "a national duty."

Earlier, in an interview with Al Mayadeen, liberated prisoner and Islamic Jihad official, Maher al-Akhras, warned of the dangerous situation among prisoners and that their fates are still unknown.