Alaa Hammad enters 8th year in occupation prisons as hunger strike continues

alaa-hammadAlaa Samir Yousef Hammad, on hunger strike since May 2, 2013 until today, entered his eighth year in occupation prisons on November 24.

Bahaeddin Dagher, the spokesperson for the Center for Palestinian Prisoners Studies in Jordan, said that he has been on hunger strike demanding his just rights for nearly seven months.

He was arrested on November 24, 2006 and sentenced to 12 years in occupation prisons after being convicted by a military court of involvement in resistance.

Dagher called for broad support for Hammad and his strike, noting the deterioration of his health. His support team recently received a message that “doctors are having difficulty in finding a place in the arm to put the needle for glucose” due to the length of his strike.

Belal Omar produced the following video of the family of Alaa Hammad, Palestinian hunger striker in Israeli detention with Jordanian citizenship. Click on “cc” or “Captions” to show English subtitles. Take action below to demand freedom for Alaa Hammad!