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Two Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails still on hunger strike
Two Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails still on hunger strike
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Ramallah, ALRAY - Palestinian hunger striking detainees in Israeli occupation jails Musab al-Hindi and Ahmad Zahran have been on hunger strike for over two months in a row in protest against their administrative detention without charge or trial.

 

Prisoner Musab al-Hindi,29, entered his 75th day of hunger strike in a row, as his health condition is getting worse due to refusing treatment. Israeli High Court rejected an appeal made by his lawyer a few 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.

 

As for the prisoner Ahmad Zahran, 42, a resident of Deir Abu Mash'al village to the northwest of Ramallah, he has been on strike for 77 days in a row against his administrative detention, and as a result he suffers from deteriorated health conditions.

 

He is now on hunger strike for the second time in 2019, since he 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.

 

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) is holding both of the prisoners at the Nitzan prison, where they suffer from body weakness and extreme exhaustion and refuse to have any medical support or examinations, which puts both of them at risk of life-threatening.

 

According to Palestinian figures, about 5,700 Palestinians, including 48 women and 250 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.

 

Among them, close to 500 Palestinians are 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.

 

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