Imprisoned Palestinian Journalist is on Hunger Strike

Palestinian activists held two separate protests in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners and in commemoration of Arab Prisoners Day. (Photo: Fawzi Mahmoud, The Palestine Chronicle)

Palestinian journalist and detainee in Israeli jails, Alaa Rimawi, has been on an open-ended hunger strike for the fourth day in a row, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission.

Rimawi, who works as a reporter with Al Jazeera Live TV, was detained on Tuesday-Wednesday night by Israeli occupation forces who raided his home in the middle of the night in the city of Al-Bireh, in the central West Bank.

According to his wife, Rimawi informed her that he started a hunger strike immediately following his arrest. He is currently incarcerated in Etzion military complex near Bethlehem and is reportedly experiencing cruel imprisonment conditions there.

Rimawi is a former prisoner in Israeli prisons and has served ten years behind bars in total.

(WAFA, PC, Social Media)

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