Archive for the ‘Hunger Strike’ tag
The High Court for Justice has rejected the petition for the release of Bilal Diab and Thaer Halhala, administrative detainees who are on hunger strike. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew - nrg)
Prison Service guards blocked MK Ahmad Tibi (Raam-Taal) from treating Balal Diab, a Palestinian administrative detainee on hunger strike, who lost consciousness during a hearing of his case before the High Court for Justice. Before being blocked, the judge, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein asked Tibi, who was present during the hearing, to examine Diab. Tibi was finally allowed to examine Diab almost an hour after he collapsed. (Ynetnews)
(Hebrew – Walla)
The Israel Prison Service will only allow administrative detainees on hunger strike to meet their lawyers if they get up from bed to request a meeting.
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalbi has been on hunger strike ever since she was placed in administrative detention on February 16th. Shalbi says she was subjected to an embarrassing body search by a male Israeli soldier while being arrested, and that she was assaulted when she resisted arrest. In addition she describes threats and humiliation during her imprisonment.
According to data obtained by B’Tselem from the Prison Service, there has been a steady increase in the number of Palestinian detainees held in administrative detention in 2011: In January 2011 219 Palestinians were held in administrative detention, while in December 2011 their number had risen to 307. According to the data, as of the end of December 2011, 29% of detainees had been held for between 6 months and one year, and a further 24% for between one and two years. 17 detainees have been held for between two and four years, and one has been held for more than five years. The data further shows that at the end of 2011 Israel was holding a Palestinian minor in administrative detention. One of the detainees, 34 year old Khader Adnan, from the village of ‘Araba near Jenin, was detained on December 17, and has been on hunger strike since the 18th. According to Physicians for Human Rights, “his condition is life-threatening.”