Sa’adat: Israeli prison authority not abiding by prisoners deal

RAMALLAH (Ma’an)— Jailed PFLP leader Ahmad Saadat said Wednesday that Israeli prison authorities were not implementing the terms of a prisoners deal agreed in May.

“The Israeli prison authority did not abide in the hunger strike agreement, especially since the prisoner Dirar Abu Sisi is still isolated,” Saadat said via a lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners Society.

Egyptian authorities should intervene to stop the situation from getting worse, he said, adding that Abu Sisi has lost 30 kg and his health is deteriorating.

Abu Sisi disappeared in February 2011 while traveling on a train in Ukraine and Israel later announced that it was holding him in the southern Israeli jail. His lawyer says Israel has yet to file charges against him.

The engineer, from Gaza, has been held in solitary confinement throughout his detention.

Detainees signed a deal in May with the Israeli prison authority to end their mass hunger strike.

Saadat was seized by Israeli forces in 2006 from a Palestinian Authority jail in Jericho after a long standoff between prisoners and troops.

He was sentenced to 30 years for his alleged role in masterminding the assassination of former Israeli tourism minister Rahavam Zeevi in 2001.