Palestinian administrative detainee enters day 24 of hunger strike

Palestinian detainee in Israeli prison Jibril Zbaidi has entered day 24 of his open hunger strike in protest against his administrative detention without charge or trial.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society, an Israeli military court approved last week a request filed by an Israeli prosecutor to detain Zbaidi administratively for six months.

Zbaidi is being held in Megiddo jail, and he was supposed to be released last September after he completed a 10-month prison term.

The prisoner already spent 12 years in Israeli jails before he was released in 2016.

According to Palestinian figures, nearly 5,700 Palestinians, including women and children, are currently detained in Israeli jails.

Israeli occupation forces arrested more than 3,000 Palestinians from the start of 2020 until the end of August, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

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