Sa’adat to receive family visits; planned hunger strike suspended – more action to come


The prison branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine announced today that its planned hunger strike, to be led by imprisoned Palestinian national leader and PFLP General Secretary Ahmad Sa’adat, will be suspended indefinitely based on the next planned united actions of the Palestinian prisoners’ national movement, following a concession by the Israeli prison administration cancelling the order banning Sa’adat from family visits.

The statement follows:

Following the announcement of the planned hunger strike to begin today, the Israeli Prison Service was forced to rescind the order prohibiting imprisoned PFLP General Secretary, Comrade Ahmad Sa’adat from family visits. The first visit with his family will take place this month and the next in September, and there is a final agreement with the comrades in the PFLP’s prison branch to cancel this order on a permanent basis.

The PFLP branch in the prisons of the occupation emphasizes that the struggle inside the prisons is continuing and escalating, and that it is working in coordination with all Palestinian factions in the prisons, uniting all Palestinian prisoners, for the next stages of struggle to secure all of our demands and improve the circumstances of life for the prisoners. Therefore, the prison branch of the PFLP has suspended its decision to go on hunger strike as one faction, and will join together with the entire Palestinian prisoners’ national movement in the protest steps to come.