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Palestinian prisoner remains on hunger strike against solitary confinement

JENIN, Thursday, May 20, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestinian prisoner in Israeli detention, Khaled Makhamreh, 26 years old, remains on hunger strike for the sixth day in a row today on protest of being placed in solitary confinement at the Israeli prison of Hadarim, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the life of Makhamreh, describing the use of solitary confinement as one of the repressive tools that have been widely practiced against the Palestinian prisoners.

Makhamreh has been in prison since 2016, and is serving four life sentences for his activism in the resistance of the Israeli occupation. His family’s home has also been demolished by the Israeli occupation authorities in a collective punishment against the entire family.


Source: Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA)