8 prisoners announce plans to launch hunger strike Monday

prisonerstransferMa’an News reported that eight prisoners held at Rimon prison are planning a hunger strike beginning Monday, June 17:

Eight prisoners, held in solitary confinement at Rimon prison, threatened to start an open hunger strike Monday protesting solitary confinement.

One of the prisoners, Jihad Dweikat, says they asked to be moved to another prison in the north closer to their families. The Israeli prison service has promised to move them for three months, but nothing happened.

Dweikat identified the other seven as Said Maslama from Salfit, Abdullah Barham from Qalqiliya, Ahmad Halamneh from Jenin, Ali Hassan from Qalqiliya, Shadi Suqiya from Jenin, Mousa Jumaa from Qalqiliya and Muhammad al-Bulbul from Gaza.