On Tuesday, 16 May, Israeli prison administration transferred Palestinian prisoner Munther Khalaf Mufleh to interrogation, one week after they invaded Ramon prison and transferred Ahmad Sa’adat, Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh and Walid Hanatsheh to interrogation. The three leaders are still being held isolated in interrogation at this moment.
This comes one day after the Palestinian prisoners’ movement engaged in a one-day hunger strike to demand freedom for Walid Daqqah, the imprisoned Palestinian freedom fighter and intellectual diagnosed with a rare cancer, myelofibrosis, and in a very dangerous health condition without access to proper treatment and care. They also demanded an end to the isolation of Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; Abu Ghoulmeh, a fellow PFLP leader; and Hanatsheh, also a PFLP leader and a member of the Higher Emergency Committee of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement.
Mufleh is the director of the Handala Center for Prisoners and Former Prisoners, a member of the Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and a spokesperson for the PFLP prison branch. He is a Palestinian writer and journalist, and was issued a membership by the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate while imprisoned in recognition of his work.
Born in Kuwait in 1976, Mufleh is from Beit Dajan, Nablus, occupied Palestine. He was arrested by Zionist occupation for the first time in 1994, several weeks before his final high school exams, which he then passed after his release. He received a journalism degree from An-Najah University in 2001, and as he continued his work in the Palestinian resistance, was seized in 2003 amid the Al-Aqsa Intifada and sentenced to 33 years in occupation prisons. He earned a masters’ degree from Al-Quds University in Abu Dis in 2018 while imprisoned in the occupation jails, and in 2020, published a novel, “The Bead.”
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network condemns in the strongest terms the attacks on Mufleh, Sa’adat, Abu Ghoulmeh, Hanatsheh and all Palestinian prisoners.
The use of isolation, interrogation of long-term prisoners and attacks on leaders is an ongoing tactic of the occupier used to disrupt the prisoners’ movement and undermine communication between the prisoners and the outside world. We urge all friends and supporters of Palestine to organize, protest and speak out against the isolation of these imprisoned leaders and all nearly 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners locked inside the Zionist jails.
In addition, please share the following articles online by Munther Khalaf Mufleh and make clear that the occupation regime will not be able to isolate the voices of resistance leaders and imprisoned strugglers: