Ahmed Hamdan – brother of Ayman – joins open-ended hunger strike; Abdullah Barghouthi assaulted

al-_brghoooootheee_340_230Ahmed Hamdan, the brother of prisoner Ayman Hamdan, a Palestinian man held in administrative detention by the Israeli occupation who has been on hunger strike for 58 days, has launched an open strike in solidarity with his brother, reported the Palestinian Prisoners Society.

Ahmed, 23, is also held in administrative detention in Ofer prison without charge or trial, announced that he was joining the strike.

Abdullah Barghouthi, one of five prisoners holding Jordanian citizenship on hunger strike since May 2, sentenced to 67 life sentences, reported that he was assaulted in Afula hospital, where he is being held by prison guards. The other four Jordanian hunger strikers are in Soroka hospital.