Palestinian Student Leader on Hunger Strike in Israel Jail (VIDEO)

Israeli forces raiding the campus of Birzeit University in the West Bank. (Photo: via Twitter, file)

Palestinian student leader Omar Kiswani started on March 19 an indefinite hunger-strike in Israeli jail, protesting his detention, torture and interrogation without charges.

Kiswani is being held at the Al-Maskobiyya interrogation centre near Jerusalem, where he has been subject to interrogations of up to 18 hours a day.

Kiswani was snatched from Birzeit University campus on March 7 by undercover Israeli occupation forces pretending to be journalists, in a violent raid that has prompted widespread condemnation.

Dozens of UK student officers are among those who have expressed anger at Kiswani’s arrest, and supported the Palestinian right to education.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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