Journalists Day to be celebrated by Jailed Palestinian reporters today with a hunger strike


To mark the day of Solidarity, Palestinian Journalists is all set to perform hunger for one day.

Palestinian Journalists went on a one day hunger strike on Monday to stamp the Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, as 24 of them stayed in the slammer.

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The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said in an announcement that 24 Palestinian columnists were at present held in Israeli penitentiaries.

The longest serving Palestinian columnist, as indicated by PPS, is Mahmoud Issa Moussa who has been serving a lifelong incarceration since 1993.

In the mean time, Ahmad Hasan al-Saifi is serving a 17-year-sentence of which he has finished seven years, PPS said, including that six different columnists – recognized as Salah al-Din Awwad, Muhammad Nimr Asida, Walid Ali, Qutayba Qassem, Sami al-Saie, and Hazim Nasser – were serving sentences between eight months and seven years.

Seven Palestinian columnists are held in authoritative confinement – internment without trial or charges, PPS included, recognizing them as Nidal Abu Akar, Osama Shahin, Hasan al-Safadi, Muhammad Hasan Qaddumi, Omar Nazzal, Ali al-Uweiwi, and Adib al-Atrash.

Nine Palestinian columnists were all the while being attempted in Israeli courts, recognized as Bassam al-Sayih, Samir Abu Eisha, Musab Zayoud, Ahmad al-Darawish, Muhammad al-Sus, Nidal Amr, Hamid Nammura, al-Muntasir Billah Nassar, and Humam al-Atiely.

The Israeli crackdown on media associations and columnists specifically has been reviled by Palestinian detainees' rights bunch Addameer as an efficient arrangement that regularly assigns outlets partnered with Palestinian political gatherings as fear monger associations.

"The viable ramifications of these comprehensively characterized offenses is the criminalization of numerous parts of Palestinian metro life," Addameer expressed.

As of late, Israel has confined scores of Palestinians, including columnists, for online networking action, claiming that a rush of distress that cleared the possessed Palestinian region last October was energized to a great extent by "actuation."

Palestinians have rather directed primarily toward the dissatisfaction and depression brought on by Israel's about 50-year military control of the Palestinian region and the nonattendance of a political skyline.

The Committee to Support Palestinian Journalists said in April that Israel had kept 43 columnists in the involved Palestinian domain, including two remote correspondents, in the six months since October 2015.

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