Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike to protest administrative detention

Israeli occupation prison
Israeli occupation prison. (File photo: Twitter)
GAZA — Thirteen prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons continue their open hunger strike in protest against their continued administrative detention. اضافة اعلان

The Palestinian Prisoners' Society reiterated that the escalation of strikes comes as the Israeli authorities persist in escalating the crime of administrative detention, which allows them to imprison Palestinians without a trial, Shehab News reported.

The number of administrative detainees has exceeded 1200 detainees, the highest percentage in years since the Al-Aqsa uprising. It is worth noting that the Israeli authorities issued 1,978 administrative detention orders since the beginning of this year, the highest of which was in July, and the total number reached 370.

The society reported that six detainees in "Rimon" prison joined the hunger strikers last Thursday. They are Hadi Nazzal, Mohammed Zakarnah, Anas Kumeil, Abdu-Rahman Barraqah, Mohammed Ikhmeis, and Zuhdi Ibeido – all from Qabatiya, a town in the Jenin Governorate. They have been detained since May of last year.

The prisoners Saif Hamdan, Saleh Rabayaa, Qusai Khudair, and Osama Khalil continue their hunger strike for 14 days. The detainees Kaid al-Fassfous and Sultan Khalouf have been on strike for ten days, and detainee Osama Dqroq has been on strike for six days.

The strike of the 13 detainees coincides with the steps taken by administrative detainees in "Ofer" prison and several other prisons, as well as the continued boycott of military courts by around 60 detainees.

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