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‘Israel’ refuses to send 100-day-hunger-striking Palestinian detainee with deteriorating health to Court

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli occupation Prison Service (IPS) has refused to send Palestinian detainee Hisham Abu Hawwash, who has been on hunger strike for 100 days, to Court on Wednesday for a hearing.

Jawad Boulus, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said on Wednesday that Israel Prison Service refused to send Abu Hawwash for the hearing which took place earlier today to review an appeal against him, due to his serious health conditions.

An Israeli court had previously ruled to decrease the period of Abu Hawwash’s administrative detention from 6 to 4 renewable months.

The 39-year-old detainee is in critical condition while being detained in the clinic of Al Ramleh prison in harsh conditions.

Hisham Abu Hawash, from Dora in occupied Hebron, was arrested on October 27, 2020, under administrative detention.

His detention order was renewed three times for no reasons.

He has been on hunger strike since August 17, 2021 in protest against his administrative detention without a charge or trial by Israeli occupation authorities.

Administrative detention is illegal under international law, however, the occupation state uses it to repress the Palestinian people.

‘Israel’ routinely uses administrative detention and has, over the years, placed thousands of Palestinians behind bars for periods ranging from several months to several years, without charging them, without telling them what they are accused of, and without disclosing the alleged evidence to them or to their lawyers.

Thus, the hunger strike is a method of a non-violent resistance which the prisoners use to protect their lives and their fundamental rights and a response to the occupation racist policies which they face in the prisons.

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