Palestinian leader Raed Salah begins hunger strike

Raed Salah has declared a hunger strike protesting his solitary confinement and deplorable jail condition

Palestinian leader Raed Salah begins hunger strike

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement, has declared an open-ended hunger strike, protesting bad treatment in Israeli prison, and his continued solitary confinement.

Sheikh Salah, who heads the northern branch of Islamic Movement in historic Palestine, is being held at the Ramon prison, in the Negev Desert.

The Israeli Prison Service said Sheikh Salah “is a threat to Israel’s security,” therefore, it wanted to keep him in solitary confinement, especially because he is an influential figure.

Sheikh Salah was taken prisoner in May of this year, and was later sentenced to nine months, after being “convicted of inciting violence and racism.”


Last Mod: 14 Kasım 2016, 09:48
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