Palestinian prisoner Ayman Sharabati held in isolation for burning Israeli flag in Gilboa prison yard

Ayman Sharabati and his daughter

Palestinian prisoner Ayman Sharabati continues to be held in solitary confinement after nearly two weeks when he was isolated after he burned an Israeli flag in the prison yard in Gilboa prison, protesting escalating Israeli attacks against Palestinian prisoners.

Sharabati is serving nine life sentences in Israeli prison and has spent over 21 years in Israeli prison; he was convicted of involvement in Palestinian resistance with the military wing of the Fateh movement, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

Sharabati has also been fined and denied family visits for two months. He was protesting the large-scale transfer of Palestinian prisoners from prison to prison as well as the invasions of prison sections and ransacking of Palestinian prisoners’ belongings in repeated attacks by repressive units.