Prisoners’ Association: Palestinian Hunger Striker Bilal Kayd Refuses Deportation Deal

Bilal Kayed began his own hunger strike on June 13. (Photo: File)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

The Palestinian Prisoners’ and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Association said today that Palestinian hunger striker, Bilal Kayid, who has been on a hunger strike for 18 days, refused a deal with the Israeli Prison Service that includes ending his hunger strike in return for deportation.

Israeli intelligence officers met with Kayid at the Holi Kidar Prison and offered him to be deported to another country if he ended his hunger strike.

Bilal Kayd, 34, was scheduled for release after 14 and one-half years of imprisonment in Israeli jails. He was unexpectedly placed under a six months administrative detention order without a charge or trial, on the morning of 13 June. He began his hunger strike to demand his release.

Prisoners from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) halted their solidarity steps with Kayid on July 7, 2016, hoping to reach an agreement to secure his release. In case Israel refuses to release him, Palestinian prisoners will stage a hunger strike until he is freed.

(Palestine Chronicle)

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