Ramla, ALRAY - Israeli occupation on Saturday evening assaulted protesters taking part in a stand in solidarity with Palestinian hunger striking detainees in Israeli jails.
Dozens have taken part in the stand organized in front of al-Ramleh prison clinic and Kaplan hospital to show solidarity with hunger striking Palestinians and in rejection against the Israeli policy of administrative detention.
“We confirm that we’ll continue to do our national, human and moral role in the face of the oppression and occupation and in support of our detainees,” Abnaa el-Balad movement, one of the organizers of the stand, stressed in a statement.
The movement added that these barbaric assaults will never deter us from continuing to do our forefront role.
At least six Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails are continuing their open-ended hunger strike in rejection against their administrative detention. The longest striking detainee is Kayed al-Fasfus who has been on hunger strike for 80 days in a row. He suffers from critical health condition.
According to Palestinian figures, about 4,500 Palestinians, including 40 women and 170 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.
Among them, close to 520 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.