IPS steps up pressure on hunger striker al-Hamour


Palestinian prisoner Ammar al-Hamour has been subjected to pressure from the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) so as to force him to suspend his hunger strike, a rights group reported Tuesday.

Lawyer Khaled Muhajneh, from the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), said al-Hamour has been enduring daily harassment by the IPS in order to force him to end his hunger strike, which he started 16 days ago to protest his administrative detention, without charge or trial.

Recently, al-Hamour was transferred from the Negev jail to an isolated cell in the Ashkelon lock-up.

The lawyer quoted the hunger striker as voicing his firm rebuff to succumb to pressure by IPS, vowing to continue his strike until the Israeli occupation authorities end his administrative detention.

Al-Hamour has lost 13 kilograms of his overall weight and suffers from stomachaches and insomnia.

He is currently held in a two-square-meter cell and has been stripped of all his personal belongings. A small toilet can also be seen inside the cell.

A native of Jaba’ town, in Jenin, prisoner al-Hamour was arrested in February 16, 2016 and sentenced twice to six-month administrative prison-terms.

(Source / 06.12.2016)


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