Occupied WB, ALRAY - At least 30 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli occupation jails have been engaging in open-ended hunger strike for the ninth consecutive day in protest against their detention without charge or trial.
Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said that the hunger strike came as an act of protest against the policy of administrative detention and the renewal of it against the detainees without setting a time limit for releasing them.
Last January, hundreds of Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails have announced a collective boycott of all Israeli military courts as part of their efforts to end their administrative detention.
The commission pointed out that the policy of administrative detention is now widely used as a collective punishment against all Palestinian people without any exception.
According to Palestinian figures, more than 4,600 Palestinians, including 32 women and 180 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.
Among them, over 700 Palestinians, including six minors and two women, are currently being held under Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention, under which the detainees can be held for renewable six-month periods without charge or trial.