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Dirar Abu Sisi On Hunger Strike to Attain Basic Human Rights

Dirar Abu Sisi On Hunger Strike to Attain Basic Human Rights

UFree Network to defend the rights of Palestinian prisoners and Kasr Al Qaid organisation expressed their profound fear over the health condition of the sole Palestinian detainee held in solitary confinement in Israeli jails Dirar Abu Sisi.

Abu Sisi has commenced an open-ended hunger strike on Friday, 16th August 2013, in protest of his solitary confinement and lack of health care. He spent over 2 years within solitary confinement which was accompanied by torture and lack of his basic human rights.

Following the start of his hunger strike, the Israeli prison authorities stormed into his cell and used tear gas against him in addition to deliberately flooding his cell with sewage water.

Well-informed sources revealed that Abu Sisi was then admitted to an Israeli prison hospital following the attack on his cell. 

Meanwhile, a number of Palestinian prisoners in different Israeli prisons started an open-ended hunger strike on Monday, 26th August 2013, in solidarity with Dirar Abu Sisi’s demands.  The hunger strike is expected to expand if the human rights demands of Abu Sisi are not met. 

The sources also added that negotiations are taking place between Israeli prisons authorities and the leadership of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. It aims to pressure Israel to abide by the former deal signed with the Palestinian prisoners in 2012. The deal constitutes ending of solitary confinement, and improving the living conditions of prisoners.

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