"I am the sick detainee Sami Abu Dyak
I appeal every conscientious to work for releasing me from the Israeli jails
I suffer from cancer, and I have a few days to live according to Israeli medical reports
I want to spend these days and die in my mother's lap, not in the cemetery of numbers
This appeal was a joint appeal with my companion of suffering in jail, the sick detainee Bassam Sayeh, before one day of his martyrdom
I will be with my brother Bassam Sayeh in the cemetery of numbers if you don’t respond to my appeal
I call on you from the so-called Al-Ramlah Hospital to let me spend my last hours and days with my mother, I don’t want to die handcuffed in a mean cell by a jailor who prefer death to us"
The sick detainee Sami Abu Dyak
The Commission of Detainees' Affairs reviewed in a report issued today the details of the brutal break in implemented at Jelboa prison last week.
According to detainees' testimonies, the prison witnessed a state of tension after breaking in the rooms of detainees under the pretext of making inspections, where they were attacked, humiliated and their belongings have been destroyed.
The report revealed the injury of five detainees: Yousef Nazzal, Omar Jundub, Tahseen Salameh, Ahmad Azzouni and Jehad Abu Zahra.
The commission stated that detainees announced the state of maximum alert after this attack. In response, the administration of prison imposed a series of punitive measures against detainees, where they closed many rooms and confiscated all electric devices.
The commission also confirmed that the tension prevails in prison and detainees complain about the destruction caused by the break in, and that the administration insists on keeping the jamming devices installed in prisons.
The commission pointed out that these incidents came as part of the clear systematic policy practiced by the administration of prison to disturb detainees and impose punishments against them. This is considered a flagrant violation of all international laws and standards, which expose the arbitrary practices against Palestinian detainees.
The Commission of Detainees' Affairs stated in a report issued today that 6 detainees still on hunger strike protesting against the administrative detention, five of them are held in the so-called Al-Ramlah Hospital in the isolation section.
Detainees on hunger strike are: Ahmad Ghannam who conducted a strike for 64 days, Sultan Khlouf since 60 days, Ismail Ali since 54 days, Tareq Qa'dan since 47 days, Nasser Jada' since 40 days, Thaer Hamdan since 35 days.
The commission confirmed that they are suffering from serious health conditions after one month of the strike. They all have pain all over their bodies, weight loss, weak vision and they are unable to walk for long distance.
The commission pointed out that the administration of prisons still implementing punitive measures against them, represented in frequent transfer between prisons, holding them in solitary confinement which lacks the minimum elements of life, in addition to inspecting their cells.
22 detainees at Remon prison start a hunger strike and the administration respond by isolation and break in
The Commission of Detainees' Affairs stated that 22 detainees at Remon prison started a hunger strike yesterday against the administration's disclaim on the agreement concluded last week to remove jamming devices from prison's sections.
The commission pointed out that after announcing the strike of the first group against jamming devices, the administration commanded the forces to break in section 1 and 4 and moved all detainees to the solitary confinement in Nafaha prison.
More than 200 detainees at Remon prison entered a hunger strike for one day, demanding to remove the jamming devices. After a discussion between the administration and detainees' representatives, an agreement concluded to suspend the strike in return of responding to detainees' demands. However, the administration still procrastinates in implementing the agreement.
The commission condemned the inflexibility of the prisons' administration in responding to the simplest life and human demands of detainees.
Detainees' institutions and Human Rights Organizations (the Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees' Affairs, the Palestinian Society Prisoner's Club, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights) pointed out that the occupation authorities arrested 162 citizens from Jerusalem, 82 from Ramallah, 50 from Hebron, 44 from Jenin, 30 from Bethlehem, 38 from Nablus, 13 from Tulkarem, 24 from Qalqilia, 6 from Tubas, 8 from Jericho and 7 from Gaza Strip.
The total number of detainees in Israeli jails reached up to 5700, including 38 women, 220 minors, 500 administrative detainees, while 76 new administrative detention sentences have been issued and renewed.
Women detainees… violations and increased suffering
Detainees' institutions pointed out that women detainees held in Israeli jails are exposed to many violations and breaches in treatment, going through detention, being held in interrogation centers, transportation, neglecting their health conditions, imposing high fines against them and holding them in bad detention conditions in a way that violate all international agreements and covenants.
The number of women detainees in Israeli jails reached to 38, they are held in Damoun prison in a section that contains 13 rooms, and each room accommodates from 4 to 8 detainees.
Detainees' institutions acknowledge that Damoun prison, which was a stable before, lacks the minimum elements of human life. Its ground is concrete, which is very cold in winter and very hot in summer. Most of rooms are poorly ventilated, full of insects and there are no chairs in the rooms and no blankets to sit down.
Women detainees suffer from procrastinating medical checkups which lead to a deterioration in their health conditions. A case in point is the wounded detainee Israa' Ja'abees from Jerusalem. Moreover, women detainees are prevented from attaining books and deprived of family visits.
Children confronting summon and suppression
Occupation authorities escalated in summoning minors through their parents to interrogate them since June 2019, in an attempt to target children to have information and spoil the relationship between them and their families.
At the beginning of August, occupation authorities summoned the family of the child Malak Sider, 8 years old from Hebron. In addition, they summoned many families of children from Jerusalem, including a child less than 5 years old.
In the context of violating the rights of the child, Palestinian children detainees in Megiddo and Ofer prisons are exposed to violent suppression. In August 14, 2019 Israeli forces broke in two sections of Ofer prison, in which minor detainees are held in. They handcuffed minors and isolated some of them after attacking them with beating and using pepper gas. They also broke in the section of minors in Megiddo prison which includes 63 minors after a clash between a child and a jailor. The administration of prison implemented many punitive measures, especially against the section of minors.
However, detainees' institutions affirm that the administration of prisons increased the violations through ferocious means against minors in 2019, without taking into consideration their privacy or special needs. These acts are considered a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions concerned with child protection.
The battle of administrative detention is constant… 8 detainees entered a hunger strike in August
8 detainees entered a hunger strike since August protesting against their administrative detention, where 500 detainees are held in Israeli prisons without any legal justification.
Detainees who entered the strike are Ahmad Ghannam, who conducted a strike for 58 days, Huthaifa Halabia since 67 days, Sultan Khlouf since 54 days, Ismail Ali from since days, Tareq Qa'dan since 41 days, Nasser Jada' since 34 days, Thaer Hamdan since 29 days, in addition to Fadi Hroub who ended his strike in September 5, 2019 after 23 days.
Huthaifa Halabia ended his strike due to his health condition and Ghannam is in a real danger
The detainee Huthaifa Halabia, from Abu Dees village, ended his hunger strike after 67 days. He entered a stage of real danger on his health, and he got moved to Kaplan Hospital due to his critical situation, which forced him to suspend his hunger strike to maintain his life.
Ahmad Ghannam became the oldest detainee in the strike with 58 days. It is worthy to mention that his health condition is in a continuous deterioration, especially that he had a cancer in the blood and had a surgery in 2000, but he still suffers from problems in the liver and blood platelets.
Many detainees ended their hunger strike after concluding an agreement that determining a specific period of their detention. A case in point is the detainee Mohammad Abu Aker who entered a strike for 36 days to determine his detention of four months, in addition to the detainee Mustafa Hasanat who entered a strike for 36 days to specify his period of detention to 6 months. Another case in point is the detainee Wajdi Awawdeh who entered a strike for 27 days in order to set him free in February 2020, the detainee Hmmam Abu Rahmah who entered a strike for 11 days, and the detainee Bassam Abu Aker who entered a strike for 5 days.
The administration of prisons still following systematic procedures against detainees on hunger strike to force them suspend their strike, represented in isolating them in cells, depriving them of family visits and frequent transportation from one prison to another.
In addition, jailors deliberately provoke detainees on hunger strike by eating in front of them and conduct daily inspections to practice pressure against them.
The Commission of Detainees' Affairs conveyed in a report the testimonies of 6 minor detainees distributed to different Israeli jails, in which they narrate the details of torture and intense beating during detention and interrogation.
A case in point is the minor detainee Aws Ewais, 16, who has been tortured after breaking in to his house at Jenin camp. Occupation forces deliberately broke into his house and terrified him with a dog. He was handcuffed, blindfolded and exposed to intense beating all the way. He has been held in hot weather after arriving at Jalamah chickpoint and then he was moved to minors' section at Megiddo prison.
Another case in point is the 17 year-old detainee Hamam Hussaini from Jerusalem. He is currently held in Damoun prison, where he was exposed to harsh interrogation in Maskoubia and Ashkelon detention centers. He was interrogated for long hours on a small chair and fainted due to torture and deprivation of sleep and food.
The 14 year old detainee Ma'roof Atrash was tortured by occupation soldiers after breaking into his house in Bethlehem. He got beaten, cursed and humiliated by soldiers during interrogating him in Itzion detention center and then he got moved to Ofer prison.
Moreover, the occupation soldiers attacked the 16-year-old detainee Mohammad Ateya from Essawyeh village in Jerusalem, in addition to the minors Ayman D'eais from Hebron and Ayman Badran from Qalandia camp.
The commission of Detainees' Affairs stated that the Israeli occupation authorities decided to hand over the body of the child martyr Naseem Abu Roumi, 14, from Ezaria\Jerusalem.
The Commission illustrated that the prosecution of occupation informed about its intention to hand over the martyr's body in two weeks.
It is worthy to mention that Abu Roumi died last August after getting shooting them by occupation forces near one of Al-Aqsa mosque gates
The Commission of Detainees' Affairs stated in a report issued today that the detainee Naser Zaidan Jada', 31, from Burkeen\ Jenin still under the hunger strike since 33 days protesting against his administrative detention.
The Commission said that he is held in Nitzan-Alramlah prison, and that he is facing serious health condition, where he suffers from continuous dizziness, fainting and vomiting.
He was arrested 3 times previously, and this is the first administrative detention for 6 months. He started his hunger strike since the first day of detention in July 4, 2019, and he was recently transferred to Nitzan- Alramlah prison.
It is worth mentioning that there are 5 detainees besides Jada' who are conducting a hunger strike against their administrative detention, such as Ahmad Ghannam, 42, from Hebron who started his strike since 57 days, Sultan Khlouf, 38, from Jenin who started since 53 days, in addition to Ismail Ali, 30, from Jerusalem who started his strike since 47 days, Tareq Qa'dan, 46, from Jenin started since 40 days and Thaer Hamdan, 30, from Bait Sira\ Ramallah who started his hunger strike since 28 days.