Palestinian female prisoner is the second to go on hunger strike

A Palestinian female prisoner who was part of Israel’s prisoner swap last year entered her 14th day of hunger strike on Wednesday in protest of prison treatment conditions.

Hana Shalabi, who was taken from her home in the West Bank on February 16, has been detained in solitary confinement as punishment for her hunger strike, says her father Yehia.

“International law should look toward the torture and the pain that Palestinians are living through. We are protesting in support of Hana Shalabi who is screaming against the the administrative detention,” said Fadwa Barghouthi, a Palestinian lawyer and wife of jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi.

A spokesperson for Israel’s prison contested such claim and said Shalabi was being treated in accordance to the procedures.

Shalabi who was re-arrested and detained without charges after her release, is the second Palestinian prisoner to go on a hunger strike in a short period time.

Khader Adnan ended his 66 day hunger strike on February 21 after agreeing to a deal with Israeli authorities that would see him released on April 17.


Fadwa Barghouthi - Palestinian lawyer and wife of jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi

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