Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Israel transfers key Hamas leader to Ramon prison solitary confinement

[ 13/12/2010 - 05:27 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- After spending his last six years in solitary confinement, the Israeli prison authority transferred Monday leading Hamas figure Jamal Abul Haija from the facility in Ramle to the Ramon prison in south occupied Palestine, the Ahrar prisoners rights center said.
Abu Al Haija recently went on hunger strike for a week, but ended it when he was promised to be released from solitary confinement and allowed family visits, the Ahrar center's director general Fouad Al Khafsh said.
Abul Haija has been in solitary confinement for the past six years and in Israeli detention for the last eight. He has been denied family visits because of alleged security reasons.
To add to his dismay, one of Abul Haija's hands has been amputated and growths of tissue have developed around his eyes. He has been banned from contact with other prisoners and been placed under tight security.
Khafsh called on international rights groups to step in to end the isolation of ten political prisoners jailed by Israel.