Ibrahim Hamed ends hunger strike in agreement

ibrahim-hamedPalestinian political prisoner Ibrahim Hamed launched a 3-day hunger strike that ended on January 16 with an agreement about his isolation in Israeli prisons.

Hamed, who is serving 57 life sentences, was moved to isolation on January 9, sparking protests in various prisons and strong concern among Palestinian prisoners that the policy of isolation, particularly used against leaders among Palestinian prisoners, would come back in full force. Hamed was one of 19 Palestinian leaders who was removed from isolation in May 2012 following the agreement ending the Karameh mass prisoners’ hunger strike.

The Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies reported that Hamed’s wife said that he had ended his hunger strike on the basis of an agreement between the leadership of Hamas prisoners in Israeli prisons and the Prison Service. He will be held in isolation until April 9.