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Incarcerated Palestinian journalist is on hunger strike

RAMALLAH, Saturday, April 24, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestinian journalist and detainee in Israeli jails, Alaa Rimawi, has been on an open-ended hunger strike for the fourth day in a row, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission.

Rimawi, who works as a reporter with Al Jazeera Live TV, was detained on Tuesday-Wednesday night by Israeli occupation forces who raided his home in middle of the night in the city of Al-Bireh, in the central West Bank.

According to his wife, Rimawi informed her that he started a hunger strike immediately following his arrest. He is currently incarcerated in Etzion military complex near Bethlehem, and is reportedly experiencing cruel imprisonment conditions there.

Rimawi is a former prisoner in Israeli prisons, and has served ten years behind bars in total.


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