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Nine Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strike

Ramallah (QNN)- Nine Palestinian prisoners continue going on an open hunger strike to protest Israel’s arbitrary policies, especially administrative detention and solitary confinement.

Prisoner Huthaifah Badr Halabiyyeh (28 years old) from Abu Deis in eastern Jerusalem is the oldest hunger striker among the nine prisoners. He has been on huner strike for 57 days despite of being cancer patient.

Ahmad Ghannam (42 years old) from Dora in southern Hebron also continues to go on hunger strike for 44 days. Ghannam is a former cancer patient and he has been arrested since last July despite of health deterioration.

In the same vein, Sultan Khalouf (38 years old) from Burqin in western Jenin, has been on hunger strike for 40 days so far. Meanwhile, Ismail Ali (30 years old) from Abu Dei in eastern Jerusalem has been on hunger strike for 34 days.

Leader in Islamic Jihad movement and former prisoner Tareq Qa’dan (46 years old) from Arrabeh in Jenin has been on hunger strike for 27 days. Meanwhile, Naser Al Jadaa (30 years old) from Burqin in western Jenin has been on hunger strike for 20 days so far, Thaer Hamdan (21 years old) has been on hunger strike for 15 days, and Fadi Hroub has been on hunger strike for 14 days.

In the same context, Wajdi Awawdeh (20 years old) has suspended hunger strike, which continued for 27 days, after the Israelis complied to his demands of getting medical treatment.

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