Umm Hamza, wife of Jafar Ezzedine, goes on fluids-only strike in solidarity with her husband

The Palestinian Information Centre reported the following story on January 21, 2013:

ummhamzaUmm Hamza, the wife of prisoner Jafar Ezzedine, insists on continuing her hunger strike which she started 28 days ago in solidarity with her husband, who has been on hunger strike for 56 days in protest at his administrative detention without any guilt.

Ezzedine had gone on hunger strike last year for 55 days for the same reason before he was released and then administratively detained once again.

“I have been going partially on hunger strike and taking only fluids for 27 days, and I would continue to do so until my husband is released,” Umm Hamza affirmed.

“I am trying through my hunger strike to send a message to the world and to those who have living conscience that we are suffering because of the absence of my husband and that he, himself, suffers more because of his detention administratively and without any charge,” the wife of Ezzedine said.

“We do not see any [international] move in favor of the striking prisoners in Israeli jails, nor do we hear condemnation against their continued detention,” She added.

Umm Hamza noted that she only takes fluids during her hunger strike in order to be able to stand up on her feet and take care of her children.