Jerusalem, ALRAY - Four Palestinian detainees held under so-called ‘administrative detention’ have suspended their open-ended hunger strike after the Israeli occupation acquiesced to their demands.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club said Palestinian detainees Zuhdi Abido, Saif al-Din al-Amarin, Muhammad Zakarneh, and Anas Kmail halted their hunger strike after the Israeli occupation prison authorities agreed not to extend their arbitrary incarceration without charge.
Meanwhile, Palestinian detainee Abdel Rahman Barraqa continues his open-ended hunger strike for the 19th day after talks with the Israeli prison service reached a deadlock, according to the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs.
Administrative detention is a misnomer for holding Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable periods based on "secret evidence" in a stark violation of international humanitarian law.
Since the start of the year, the Israeli occupation has issued 1978 administrative detention orders against Palestinians.
The number of Palestinians held under ‘administrative detention’ without charge or trial has reached more than 1,200 – the highest rate since 2003, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Club.
Palestinian detainees held under ‘administrative detention’ in Israeli occupation jails have taken a series of protest measures to demand an end to such arbitrary and unlawful policies.