Any Palestinian prisoner death to be treated as Israeli assassination
The Palestinian Captive Movement holds the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the lives and safety of prisoners.
The Supreme National Committee for the Palestinian Captive Movement stressed its support for hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons, affirming that they will not be left to their own fate.
The Committee pointed out that this is part of its efforts to develop a new situation that prevents the implementation of the Israeli occupation’s scheme of singling out prisoners, explaining that the martyrdom of any prisoner inside the prison will be considered a direct assassination committed by the occupation.
It called on all relevant and competent authorities to intervene and open a dialogue with the hunger-striking prisoners to fulfill their demands and end their strike as soon as possible, holding the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the lives and safety of the prisoners.
The Committee denounced the criminal behavior of the Israeli prison administration in dealing with hunger-striking prisoners, especially its continuous threatening that their fate would be the same as that of martyr Sheikh Khader Adnan.
Three Palestinian prisoners continue the Battle of Empty Stomachs in rejection of their arbitrary administrative detention in Israeli occupation prisons.
These prisoners are: PIJ official Maher Al-Akhras (on strike for the 23rd day in a row), Kayed Al-Fasous (on strike for the 43rd day in a row), and Sultan Khalouf (on strike for the 43rd day in a row).
Al-Akhras is on strike for the 23rd day in a row, despite suffering from body, heart, and stomach pain, severe dizziness, and a decreasing body weight.