Prisoner’s Condition Deteriorates

March 21, 2012 · Print This Article

A vigil was held in recent days in Belfast in support of Palestinian hunger striker, Hanan al-Shalabi, whose condition has rapidly deteriorated. Amnesty International has expressed concern for Hana al-Shalabi, a young Palestinian woman, who is being held on Administrative Detention in Israel’s Hasharon Prison and who is now on the 35th day of her hunger strike.

At dawn, on February 16th, fifty Israeli soldiers, together with attack dogs, raided her family home in Jenin. She was arrested without warrant or charge, beaten and humiliated. Upon arrival at the prison she was forcibly strip-searched by a male soldier. She immediately began a hunger strike demanding her release, for which she was punished with solitary confinement. She has already served a thirty-month period of Administrative Detention for which she was never charged or brought to trial.  For more information see here.

Last month another Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan,ended his 66-day hunger strike against his imprisonment in a deal that will see him released on April 17th.



2 Responses to “Prisoner’s Condition Deteriorates”

  1. Caitlin ni Chonaill on March 26th, 2012 7:08 pm

    “To all the free and loyal Palestinian people, I direct my words to you—while I and all my brothers and sisters in the occupier’s prisons are on hunger strike, we call on you to continue your solidarity and for the issue of prisoners to be on the highest priority list […] I call on foreign states to continue action in applying pressure [on Israel] towards the release of all our courageous prisoners.” – Hana Shalabi 16th March 2012.

    Hana Shalabi, who has now reached day 41 of her hunger strike in protest at her brutal arrest and unjust detention, has had her appeal for release turned down by the Israeli Military Appeals Court which has ruled that she will not be released before 23rd June. For more information see :

  2. Rick Johnson on March 27th, 2012 8:24 pm

    Boycott Israel Campaign 2012

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