Palestinian Female Prisoner Goes on Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails

Randa al-Shahatit. (Photo: Social Media via Samidoun)

A lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has revealed that Palestinian prisoner Randa al-Shahatit, from the village of Dura in the occupied West Bank, began an open hunger strike on Thursday to protest her ongoing detention by Israeli forces.

PPS lawyer Abed al-Nasser al-Nubani noted that Israel’s Ofer military court on Thursday extended al-Shahatit’s detention in Israel’s HaSharon prison to 12 days, leading her to open a hunger strike after she had been “returning main meals” for a few days prior.

Al-Shahatit, a former prisoner and mother of three, was detained on January 20th for unspecified reasons.

After spending several years in Israeli jails, al-Shahatit was released in 2011 as part of the Shalit Deal wherein the Hamas movement negotiated the exchange of more than 1,500 political prisoners from Israeli custody in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who Hamas had captured for five years in Gaza.

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

Help the Palestine Chronicle Build a Movement of Truth

Please help us continue with this vital mission. To make a contribution using your Paypal account or credit card, please click HERE Or kindly send your contribution to: PO Box 196, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043, USA

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.