Occupied WB, ALRAY - Palestinian detainee Khalil Awawdeh has been continuing his hunger strike for 156 consecutive days to protest his administrative detention without charge or trial.
Commission of Detainees’ Affairs warned that the detainee Awawdeh could face imminent death at any moment in light of his extremely worsening health condition.
The commission indicated that the detainee Awawdeh has lost more than half of his weight, as he suffers from exhaustion and emaciation, severe dizziness and blurred vision, as well as from pains in the head and joints.
Awawdeh’s wife managed on Saturday to pay her husband a visit at Asaf Harofeh hospital near the Lod city. She said that her husband experiences some kind of memory loss, as he couldn’t remember the names of his daughters.
Awawdeh resumed his hunger strike on July 2, 2022, following 111 consecutive days of hunger strike, as the Israeli occupation authorities renewed his administrative detention for more four months and refused to fulfil the promise of releasing him.
A father of four children, citizen Awawdeh, who is a resident of the town of Ethna in Hebron, was detained on December 27, 2021 and put on administrative detention without charge or trial.
According to Palestinian figures, about 4,500 Palestinians, including 32 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.