ICRC Visits Detainees on Hunger Strikes

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An ICRC team visited detainees on hunger strikes at Nafkha prison, today, Wednesday 26th of April. The delegates met with all detainees on hunger strike in Nafkha during their visit in order to check on their conditions of detention and treatment, they also collected salamats from the detainees with the aim of passing them forward to the detainees' families.

The ICRC discusses its findings and recommendations in a bilateral and confidential manner with the Israeli authorities.

The ICRC reaffirms its commitment to visit detainees on hunger strike and reiterates that it has upped its readiness and scaled up the frequency of the visits to Israeli places of detention in light of the ongoing hunger strike.

On the same day, the Irish Red Cross in Dublin was visited by members of the Palestinian Community in Ireland who wished to share their concerns for hunger striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Dr Sam Nasser, representing the group, presented a letter to the Irish Red Cross.

Following the receipt of the letter, the Irish Red Cross was pleased to be able to share the news of the ICRCs visit with Dr Nasser and his colleagues.  Head of International Relations and Co-Operation Mr John Roche, says, “The Irish Red Cross acknowledges the concerns of the Palestinian Community in Ireland and thanks them for trusting us to convey their message to the International Committee of the Red Cross”.

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