Three brothers start hunger strike to protest solitary confinement

RAMALLAH,� Three Palestinian brothers have been on hunger strike for 10 days to protest being held in solitary confinement in an Israeli prison, the Detainees Affairs Commission said in a press release on Saturday.

Abdul-Salam, Nidal and Noureddin Amer, who come from the Qalqiliya-area village of Beit Amin, have started an open-ended hunger strike since November 2 in protest of being held in solitary confinement in the Israeli prison of Eshel.

Abdul-Salam and Nidal were detained three years ago and sentenced to life terms plus 20 years reportedly for the attempted kidnapping of an Israeli soldier to secure release of their brother, Noureddin.

Noureddin was reportedly sentenced to 55 years in prison. He has already spent 14 years in imprisonment, including the last three years in solitary confinement.

The committee warned against Israel's disregard to Palestinian detainees and called for an immediate end to Israeli policies against them, especially sick detainees and other held in administrative detention and solitary confinement.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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