3000 Palestinian prisoners conduct one day hunger strike in support of Nafha; prisoners continue struggle


3,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Ketziot, Ramon, Nafha, and Eshel prisons conducted a one-day hunger strike on 17 April to support prisoners in Nafha facing violent raids and repression by occupation special forces last Wednesday.

As of 19 April, prisoners in Nafha issued a statement that representatives of the imprisoned Palestinians from various factions had conducted a meeting with the Israeli prison representatives, and that prisoners remain on standby to escalate their struggle if their demands are not met. Their demands include removing the sanctions on prisoners in Nafha, accountability for the occupation guards who sprayed pepper spray inside Nafha sections and injured prisoners, and the return of all prisoners to their original sections.

Reports also indicated that sanctions had been imposed on prisoners in Ofer, Eshel, Ketziot, and Ramon prisons including prohibition of family visits for one month and prohibiting prisoners from recreation, the canteen (prison store) and library, in response to their one-day hunger strike.