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Four Palestinian detainees continue hunger strike in Israeli jails
Four Palestinian detainees continue hunger strike in Israeli jails
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Occupied WB, ALRAY - At least four Palestinian detainees in Israeli occupation jails continue their open-ended hunger strike in a protest against their administrative detention without charge or trial.

40-year-old detainee Khalil Awawdeh is the longest hunger striker among them. He has been on hunger strike for 158 days in a row, amid extremely difficult health conditions.

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said that the health condition of Awawdeh is getting worse every day, as he has lost more than half of his weight, and 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.

The detainee 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.

In the same context, two detained brothers named Ahmad and Adal Husain Musa, from al-Khader town in Bethlehem, keep their hunger strike for 11 consecutive days protesting their arbitrary detention.

Moreover, 64-year-old Palestinian Sheikh Yusuf Mohammed al-Baz has been on an open-ended hunger strike for the seventh day in a row to protest against his administrative detention without charge or trial.

Sheikh al-Baz has been admitted to Soroka hospital, after suffering a deterioration in his health condition, since he abstained from having water.

According to Palestinian figures, about 4,500 Palestinians, including 32 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.

Among them, more than 680 Palestinians are currently being held under “Israel’s” illegal policy of administrative detention without charge or trial.