West Bank, ALRAY - A Palestinian detainee held under so-called “administrative detention” without charge has halted his hunger strike lasting 22 days after the Israeli occupation agreed to his demands.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that Palestinian detainee Osama Daqrouq suspended his open-ended hunger strike on Monday after the Israeli occupation prison authorities agreed not to extend his arbitrary imprisonment.
Meanwhile, Palestinian detainees Kayed al-Fasfous, Sultan Khalouf, Abdel Rahman Baraqah, and Maher al-Akhras remain on open-ended hunger strike to protest their arbitrary incarceration under the so-called “administrative detention” without charge.
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 recently taken a series of protest measures to demand an end to such arbitrary and unlawful policy.