Prisoners in Negev engage in medicine strike; Khader Adnan reports arrest of activist

Khader Adnan reported on Saturday April 28 that the Israeli occupation today seized Mohammed Abdul Latif al-Shaibani, 37, of Arraba near Jenin like Adnan, according to Ma’an. Adnan reported that al-Shaibani previously spent six years in the occupation prisons and was released in 2008, and is an activist with Islamic Jihad.

Adnan also reported that, like other hunger striking prisoners, Sheikh Tariq Kaadan of Islamic Jihad, a prominent leader, was denied legal visits today in Jilboa prison because he is participating in the hunger strike, and that prisoners in Eshel prison were isolated after Friday prayers yesterday, where calls were issued for all prisoners to join the hunger strike.

Addameer has reported that none of its lawyers have been permitted to visit any of the prisoners on hunger strike, barred by the Israeli occupation.

The administrative detainees in Section 9, who suffer from chronic diseases of Negev desert prison issued a statement on Friday saying that they had undertaken a one-day medicine strike in addition to their hunger strike as part of their escalation of protest.