Hanani suspends hunger strike; fellow hunger striker Janazrah transferred


Sami Janazrah, Palestinian political prisoner on hunger strike for 21 days, was transferred on 23 March to the Negev desert prison from the Ofer prison, where he had earlier been transferred. Janazrah has been held without charge or trial under administrative detention under Israeli military orders since 15 November 2015; he is one of approximately 700 Palestinians under administrative detention.

He will have an appeal hearing on his detention – again, in Israeli military courts – on 7 April.

Reports indicated also that Yazan Hanani, on hunger strike for 35 days, suspended his hunger strike on Wednesday, 23 March; Hanani’s brother reported that Yazan had been permitted to phone his family from the Salem interrogation center, and said that he had suspended his strike under assurances that his administrative detention would be ended at a military court hearing this coming Sunday, 27 March. Hanani was transferred to Megiddo prison from the Naqab desert prison.