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08.08.2016
Hunger-Striking Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Threatened with Forced Treatment At Barzilai medical center today (08 August 2016), hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed informed Addameer attorney Farah Bayadsi that the director of Ashkelon prison visited him on Saturday, 6 August 2016, and held him responsible for the mass hunger strikes taking place in the prisons. This was stated in the context of over 100 Palestinian prisoners and detainees having joined mass hunger strikes throughout Israeli prisons and detention centers in solidarity with the hunger striking administrative detainee. On his 55 th day on hunger strike, Bilal is still shackled to his bed with his right...
08.08.2016
Israeli High Court Rejects Appeal Against Omar Nazzal Administrative Detention Israeli High Court rejected an appeal by Addameer's attorney to cancel the administrative detention order against journalist Omar Nazzal today, Monday 08 August 2016. An administrative detention order was issued on 02 May 2016 against Mr. Nazzal, which is set to end on 22 August 2016, but may be renewed indefinitely. Recently, Mr.Nazzal has joined the mass hunger strike in solidarity with hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed. Occupation forces arrested the journalist Omar Nazzal, a member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and president of the Democratic...
04.08.2016
Addameer’s attorney Farah Bayadsi visited hunger-striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed yesterday, 03 August 2016 in Barzilai Medical Center. Attorney Bayadsi reported that Mr. Kayed has only taken B1 vitamin, sucrose, salt, and water – to prevent blood clot and visual impairment. He continues to refuse invasive medical examinations, and is subjected to severe surveillance, including a watch-like movement detecting device that makes loud noises. This device is used to control and monitor his movement, and purportedly to ensure that he will not escape. Additionally, three prison guards continue to be present in and outside the room. Mr. Kayed continues to refuse to undergo any blood...
01.08.2016
Hunger Strikers in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed An estimated 100 Palestinian prisoners (cumulatively) have announced the beginning of an open hunger strike starting in mid-July 2016 in solidartiy with hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed.* These include the following prisoners and detainees: Ofer Prison: 1. Yacoub Ajluoni – Hebron 2. Ghassan Zawahra – Bethlehem 3. Aysar Marouf – Ramallah 4. Rami Karaja – Ramallah 5. Hasan Karaja – Ramallah 6. Kanan Ni’an – Ramallah 7. Ahmad Tamimi – Ramallah 8. Shadi Jaber – Hebron 9. Karam Marrar – Ramallah 10. Abdul Karim Muhisen – Hebron 11. Ibrahim Al-Titi – Hebron 12. Mohammed Banat – Hebron 13. Mohammed Salah – Bethlehem 14. Tareq Murrar...
01.08.2016
“Freedom or Death”: Bilal Kayed Vows to Escalate Disobedience Following High Court Ruling Addameer’s attorney Farah Bayadsi visited hunger-striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed yesterday, 31 July 2016 in Barzilai Medical Center. Attorney Bayadsi reported that Mr. Kayed is subjected to severe surveillance, including a watch-like detecting device that makes loud noises every 20 minutes and each time a certain degree of movement is detected. This device is used to control and monitor his movement, and purportedly to ensure that he will not escape. Additionally, three prison guards are always present, coming in and outside the room. Mr. Kayed continues to refuse to undergo any invasive...
31.07.2016
Over 100 Palestinian Prisoners Join Mass Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers have launched a mass hunger strike in solidarity with hunger-striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed, who is on 47 th day of hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention. The call for hunger strike came amidst resentment of Israeli’s systematic and widespread use of administrative detention, without charge or trial. An estimated 100 Palestinian prisoners have announced the beginning of an open hunger strike starting in mid-July 2016. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus, was arrested in 2001 and...
27.07.2016
Administrative detainee Bilal Kayed has informed Addameer's attorney Mahmoud Hasan in a visit today to Barzilali hospital that his doctors decided to set water intake during the day as well as salt intake (not more than one liter of water with a an amount of salt) due to his deteriorating health condition, particularly the temporary loss of sight. Administrative detainee Bilal Kayed has also underlined that he is continuing his open hunger strike, which is on day 43, and that he still refuses to undertake any medical examination, which makes it difficult to determine his current health condition. Mr. Kayed continues to be shackled with his right hand and his left foot to the bed, and the...
25.07.2016
Addameer's attorney Mohammed Mahmoud has received a decision from the Israeli High Court in response to a petition filed on behalf of the families of extrajudicially killed Palestinians that have been withheld by Israeli authorities. The Court's decision forces the police and the Israeli government to explain the reason for suspending the return of Palestinian bodies to their families. The High Court gave the Israeli police until 15 August 2016 to explain their position. The decision to suspend the return of bodies came after Erdan criticized the presence of a large number of people following the burial of Alaa Abu Jamal, 22-year old from Jabal Al Mukabber, who extrajudicially executed by...
10.07.2016
Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed's health Severely Deteriorates and Will be Transferred to a Hospital Twenty-six days after he began his hunger strike, administrative detainee Bilal Kayed’s health severely deteriorates and will be transferred to a hospital within the next few hours. Mr. Kayed is still refusing to undergo any medical examinations or to take any vitamins and salt supplements. He is currently only consuming water and has lost so much weight. Mr. Kayed will continue his hunger strike until he is freed. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He was previously placed in isolation in Rimon prison since...
07.07.2016
Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed's health Deteriorates as Hunger Strike Enters 23rd Day Twenty-three days after he began his hunger strike, administrative detainee Bilal Kayed’s health steadily deteriorates. According to Addameer’s attorney visit on 7/7/16, Mr. Kayed is still refusing to undergo any medical examinations or to take any vitamins and salt supplements. He is currently only consuming water and has approximately lost 25 kilos of his weight. He feels tiredness, weakness and inability to fall asleep; he only sleeps one hour per day. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He was previously placed in isolation...

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