PIJ prisoners in Israeli jails end their protest campaign, including hunger strike

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Over 250 Palestinian Islamic Jihad prisoners in Israeli jails have ended on Friday their hunger strike which was part of a campaign against Israel’s recent repression and attacks against Palestinian prisoners.

The Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said today in a statement that the PIJ prisoners have ended their open-ended hunger strike which lasted for nine days and was a part of a campaign that continued for over a month against the punitive and repressive measures taken by the Israeli prisons’ administration.

The ending of the protest campaign came after Israeli prisons’ administration agreed on the prisoners’ demands including: end its policy of repression, abuse, and arbitrary transfers, return the detention conditions to what they were before September 6, end the policy of arbitrary administrative detention, stop the renewal policy for administrative detainees, and other demands.

The prisoners also demanded to allow the family visits in Israeli jails, as last month, the occupation authorities said it canceled the visits until the end of September.

Such tensions came after the heroic act of six Palestinian prisoners who managed to free themselves on September 6 2021, from Gilbou prison, a high-security Israeli prison, through a secret tunnel they had reportedly dug beneath the prison.

Four of the six breakers were rearrested by the Israeli occupation on September 11, after five days of large-scale sweep operations throughout occupied Palestine using high-tech systems and the two others were rearrested on September 19, after 13 days of sweep operations.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad warned several times the Israel Prison Service against suppressing the protest, saying it held ‘Israel’ for responsible for any harm to the prisoners.

(Source / 22.10.2021)

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