Yesterday, Sunday, the Israeli Prisons Administration transferred 60 Palestinian prisoners to solitary confinement cells, after they launched a strike in solidarity with a colleague who was isolated by the occupation authorities.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement that the prisoners belong to the Popular Front, and that they were transferred to solitary confinement cells in several prisons, after the failure of the dialogue with the occupation prison administration.
The statement stated that the aim of the prisoners is to end the isolation of the prisoner Wael Al-Jaghoub and a group of prisoners who have continued for 4 months, as well as to support the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras, who has been on hunger strike for 84 days, to reject his administrative detention.
On 27 July, al-Akhras was arrested, and the Israeli authorities transferred him to administrative detention (without trial), which led him to declare a strike until his release.
The statement also indicated that Al-Jaghoub, along with his comrades, will also join the hunger strike starting today, and that the strike will be in batches, with the number of striking prisoners increasing, with the addition of new groups.
He added, “The number of striking prisoners will reach 120 on Tuesday after the second group of prisoners joined the strike, in case the prison administration did not respond to their demand.”
The number of prisoners in Israeli prisons is about 4,400 detainees, including 39 women and about 155 children, and the number of administrative detainees (without charge) is about 350, according to official Palestinian reports.