Hunger strike leaders transferred to Asqelan prison

Ma’an reported that the Israeli Prison Service transferred a number of members of the Leadership Committee of the Hunger Strikers to Asqelan prison on Friday, April 17, including Mahmoud Shureitah, Abdullah Abu Houleh, and Nasser Abu Hamid. It was reported that Muhannad Shreim would also be transferred to Asqelan from Ramon prison.

1000 additional prisoners are expected to strike on May 1 if the occupation prison authorities do not accede to prisoners’ demands to end administrative detention, end isolation, allow family visits, educational rights, and ending other forms of repression against prisoners.