Two Palestinian prisoners in Israel on hunger strike for over one month

Ramallah (QNN) – Two Palestinian prisoners held in administrative detention in Israel completed today 37 days of hunger strike protesting their illegal detention, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said Odeh Hroub, 32, from Deir Samet village in the Hebron district in the south of the West Bank and a father of 10, was detained in December, and Hasan Awawi, 35, a father of three also from Hebron, was arrested on January 15 of this year. Both have been on hunger strike for 37 days demanding an end to their administrative detention.

The PPS said the Israel Prison Service attempts to break their strike by moving them from one prison to another hoping to fatigue them. The last move was yesterday.

Palestinians held in administrative detention without charge or trial and on secret evidence often revert to hunger strike to secure their freedom after Israel automatically renews their detention every six months for an indefinite period.

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