Jordanian prisoners enter 60th day of hunger strike as solidarity protests attacked by occupation forces

images_News_2013_06_29_jailers-0_300_0RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Jordanian prisoners entered the 60th day of their hunger strike on Sunday, June 30, which they started on the second of May to pressure the Israeli prison authority to respond to their just demands.

The Jordanian hunger strikers are Abdullah Al-Barghouthi, Mohamed Remawi, Munir Marei, Ala Hammad, Hamza Othman, and they demand the prison authority to allow their families to visit them in prison and to transfer them to Jordanian jails. Abdullah Barghouthi is beginning to suffer severe health impacts, and is held in Afula hospital, where he was earlier assaulted by occupation guards.

In a related incident, hundreds of Palestinians rallied on Friday afternoon in the villages of Kafr Qaddum, Bil’in and Nabi Saleh in solidarity with the Jordanian hunger strikers in Israeli jails.

According to local sources, many Palestinian and foreign activists suffered tear gas and rubber bullet injuries when the Israeli occupation forces suppressed their marches.

Several activists were also arrested during the events.