Eight Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against Israel’s policy of administrative detention

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Eight Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continue to go on an open hunger strike to protest Israel’s policy of administrative detention.

The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that Huthaifa Halabiyyeh (28 years old) from Abu Deis in occupied Jerusalem has been on hunger strike for 55 days.

Halabiyyeh, father of a baby girl, was arrested before three times despite of already having previous health problems as he had serious burns and he had leukemia.

In the same vein, Ahmad Ghannam (42 years old) from occupied Hebron, father of two children, was arrested in June 2019 and has been on hunger strike for 42 days despite of being former leukemia patient. Ghannam is also a former prisoner, who has spent nine years in Israeli jails.

Sultan Makhlouf (38 years old) has been also on hunger strike for 38 days. He declared going on hunger strike as soon as the Israeli authorities said that he will be arrested under administrative detention. Makhlouf has already spent over four years in Israeli jails despite of having breathing problems.

Ismail Ali (30 years old) from Abu Deis in occupied Jerusalem has been on hunger strike for 32 days so far despite of already spending a total of seven years in Israel’s jails.

Wajdi Awawdeh (20 years old) from occupied Hebron has been on hunger strike for 27 days so far. He was arrested in April 2018 despite of having health problems. The Israeli Prison Service has been refusing to provide the needed medical care for Awawdeh, which pushed him to go on hunger strike.

Tareq Qaadan (46 years old) from Jenin, father of six children, has been on hunger strike for 25 days. Qaadan has already spent a total of 11 years in Israel’s jails. He was supposed to be released in February 2019 after completing his jail sentence but few days before his freedom the Israeli authorities ordered to rearrest him under administrative detention.

Naser Jada’a (30 years old) from Burqin in Jenin has been on hunger strike for 18 days so far. He is a former prisoner, who was arrested previously three times.

13 days ago, Thaer Hamdan (21 years old), declared that he will start going on a hunger strike to protest his administrative detention.

Israel has been adopting a policy of arresting Palestinians from all ages under administrative detention, for which it needs no charge to arrest them and they can be arrested for unknown periods.

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