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Detainees’ Affairs: No serious solutions to end cases of hunger striking prisoners Zahran and al-Hindi
Detainees’ Affairs: No serious solutions to end cases of hunger striking prisoners Zahran and al-Hindi
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Ramallah, ALRAY - Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said that hunger striking Palestinian prisoners Ahmad Zahran and Musab al-Hindi are suffering from acute deterioration in their states of health, with no serious solutions to end their case.

 

The commission indicated in a statement, on Wednesday, after the prisoners’ lawyer had visited them at the Nitzan jail, that the IPS provided no meaningful solutions to resolve their case, noting that they have been on hunger strike for over two months in protest against their administrative detention.

 

It added that even though the two prisoners suffer from serious deterioration in their health condition and use a wheelchair to help them move and despite having lost over 20kg of their weight, the IPS brings them with cuffs on their hands and feet to visit the lawyer.

 

It is noteworthy to mention that 42-year-old prisoner Ahmad Zahran, a resident of Deir Abu Mash'al village to the west of Ramallah, has spent about 15 years imprisoned in Israeli jails.

 

He is now on hunger strike for the second time in 2019, and ended his previous strike that lasted for 39 days in protest against his administrative detention after promises to release him, yet the Israeli occupation authorities renewed his administrative detention.

 

As for the 29-year-old prisoner Musab al-Hindi, Israeli High Court rejected an appeal made by his lawyer two days ago and kept his administrative detention.

 

Al-Hindi, a resident of Tell town to the southwest of Nablus, received a total of 24 administrative detention orders against him, as he was detained on September 4th, 2019.

 

Last year, al-Hindi went on a hunger strike for 35 days and ended it after an agreement to release him on September 9th, 2018, yet the Israeli occupation authorities re-detained in 2019 and issued a six-month administrative detention order against him.

 

There are about 500 Palestinians currently being held under Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention, under which prisoners can be held for renewable six-month periods without charge or trial.

 

Moreover, approximately 5,700 Palestinians, including 48 women and 250 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.

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