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Palestinian prisoner enters fourth day of hunger strike

Palestine (The Inside Palestine) – Palestinian detainee Khalil Musa Musbah has been on hunger strike for the fourth day in a row in a protest against holding him in solitary confinement for 34 consecutive days.

Nearly one month ago, detainee Musbah was brutally assaulted by Israeli jailers in Ashkelon prison.

Facing methods of transfer and isolation multiple times, the detainee has been recently moved from the Israeli prison of Megiddo into the solitary confinement in Ashkelon prison.

in the same context, Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said a statement on Friday that the dangerous and systematic use of solitary confinement against Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails has recently escalated.

The PPS pointed out that the number of Palestinian detainees held in solitary confinement in Israeli jails has reached 29 by the end of March.

Israeli forces detained citizen Musbah, a resident of the Jenin refugee camp, in 2003. He is now serving a prison term for 20 years.

Musbah, as other sick detainees in Israeli jails, is subjected to Israel’s policy of medical negligence, since he suffers chronic health problems in the stomach, intestines and blood vessels.

The PPS held the Israeli prison services fully responsible for the life of the detainee Musbah, calling upon all concerned parties, on top of which the ICRC, to intervene to ensure his safety.

According to Palestinian statistics, about 4,850 Palestinians, including 34 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.

Source: Quds News Network

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