Articles tagged with: Hunger Strike

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16 Aug 2015
Hunger Striker Muhammad Allan in Serious Condition

Muhammad Allan continues to struggle for his life and his freedom as pressure in Palestine and globally is mounting for his release after he fell into a coma and was placed on life support in the early morning of 14 August. When Allan’s mother exited her son’s hospital room on Friday, she told reporters that “my son is dying,” reported the Electronic Intifada. Allan’s worsening condition came following a rejection on Thursday of a request for his medical release. The Electronic Intifada noted that Ha’aretz had reported that the Israeli state “fears that such a move could encourage administrative detainees to follow Allan’s lead, especially after seven Palestinian … Continue reading

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7 Jun 2015
Khader Adnan in 'Critical Condition' as Hunger Strike Continues

Adnan, who staged one of the longest hunger strikes in history in 2012, is showing sharp weight loss and low heart rate as a result of his ongoing protest of being held in Israeli prison under administrative detention, PA offical Issa Qaraqe said. Adnan, a father of six children, was detained on July 8, 2014 and sentenced to administrative detention for the 10th time in his life. Palestinians held in administrative detention can be held without charge or trial for months or years, and are denied access to the evidence that led to their detention.

In an open letter released last month, Adnan wrote that … Continue reading

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15 Apr 2013
Former Hunger Striker Arrested Once Again

Tha’er Halahlah, the famous Palestinian (former) hunger striker, has once again been arrested by the Israeli Occupation Forces.

Halahlah participated in a hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention, without charge and trial, by the Israeli Occupation Forces. After 77 days without food, he was finally released on the 5th of June, 2012. He had been imprisoned for almost three years.

Halahlah has previously told PSP that by his 60th day without food, he had began to believe he would die, and by his 70th day, he had lost hope that he would ever see his family again. Halahlah’s wife described the days of his strike as the most difficult moments of her life, explaining that she was constantly worried about … Continue reading

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19 Oct 2012
Beit Ommar Popular Committee and PSP Thanks Journalists for Their Cooperation

On Saturday October 13th, Beit Ommar Popular Committee and PSP invited journalists to recognize and honor them for the true patriot efforts to cover the non violent popular resistance activities. The event also expressed appreciation for their work to expose the Israeli occupation, ongoing crimes and attacks against Palestinian people, land, tress and human rights in general.

Tha’er Halahlah was also invited and a special notice was paid to his brave struggle, and victory, against administrative detention through 79 days of hunger strike. He was honored for his struggle and steadfastness against the Israeli occupation suppression and repression.

Younes Arar, the … Continue reading

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10 Jun 2012
Popular Committee Member Arrested at Beit Ommar Demonstration

On Saturday, June 9th, 2012, protesters from Beit Ommar – alongside Israeli and international activists – held a demonstration against the illegal Karmei Tsur settlement, built on stolen Beit Ommar land.

Over 50 Israeli soldiers attempted to stop the demonstration from reaching Palestinian land near the settlement, declaring the area a ‘closed military zone’. Around 30 protesters were met with excessive violence, with one member of the Popular Committee being forced to the ground and repeatedly kicked. Two arrests were made: Yousef Abu Maria (age 38), the spokesperson of the Beit Ommar Popular Committee, and an Israeli activist. Both were taken to a police station … Continue reading

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12 May 2012
PSP Activists Join Demonstration in Ofer

On Friday, May 11, 2012, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists gathered outside Ofer prison in Ramallah to protest in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Over two hundred activists came and joined the demonstration. Israeli soldiers shot countless canisters of teargas at the demonstrators, as well as skunk water and rubber-coated and plastic-coated bullets. The activists set over a dozen tires on fire, creating a thick wall of smoke that made it difficult for the soldiers to see the demonstrators, so the soldiers shot into the crowd at random. Over 20 people were taken into the ambulances, and at least one was taken to the hospital.


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12 May 2012
Letter from Thaer Halahleh to his Daughter

A letter from Thaer Halahleh, on day 75 of hunger strike against his detention without charge, to his two-year-old daughter Lamar, who he has never seen. Translated by Jalal Najjar.

“My Beloved Lamar, forgive me because the occupation took me away from you, and took away from me the pleasure of witnessing my first born child that I have always prayed to God to see, to kiss, to be happy with. It is not your fault, this is our destiny as Palestinian people to have our lives and the lives of our children taken away from us, to be apart from each other and to have a miserable life, nothing is … Continue reading

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12 May 2012
Weekly Demonstration in Beit Ommar Joined By Khader Adnan; Member of Popular Committee Arrested

Today, May 12, 2012, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists joined together for the weekly demonstration in Beit Ommar. Today’s demonstration was in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike and to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Nakba. Khader Adnan, who was released from administrative detention on April 17th, 2012 and was on hunger strike for 66 days, also took part in the demonstration.

The demonstration began with a march from the center of Beit Ommar to Karmei Tsur settlement, which was built on stolen Palestinian land. As soon as the demonstrators arrived near the settlement, about 30 heavily armed Israeli soldiers came to meet them. Continue reading

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8 May 2012
Mass Demonstrations in Beit Ommar for Imprisoned Hunger Strikers Met with Israeli Military Violence

On May 8th, 2012, multiple demonstrations were held in Hebron, Beit Ommar and surrounding villages in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike.

In Hebron, students from the Hebron district came together and marched in the center of town. Close to one thousand people were present with posters and flags, and youth from all the surrounding areas were present in the march.

In Beit Ommar, Israeli soldiers entered the town in the afternoon and occupied several people’s homes, firing teargas and rubber-coated bullets at the children in the street. In the evening, villagers marched in the town supporting Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla. Continue reading

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4 May 2012

Khader Adnan writes in gratitude for the support he was given while on hunger-strike and calls for solidarity with the prisoners:

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah.

Dear free people of the world. Dear oppressed and disenfranchised around the globe. Dear friends of our people, who stood with me with a stern belief in freedom and dignity for my people and our prisoners languishing in the Occupation’s prisons.

Dear free women and men, young and elderly, ordinary people as well as intellectual elites everywhere – I address you today with an outpouring of hope and pain for every Palestinian that suffers from the occupation of his … Continue reading