Six Palestinian detainees remain on hunger strike, rejecting unfair detention

Six Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention currently remain on hunger strike in protest of their unfair administrative detention without a charge or trial, according to the Detainees Affairs Commission.

The oldest hunger-striker of the seven prisoners is prisoner Kayed Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 116 days in protest of his detention without a charge or trial, followed by Miqdad Qawasmeh for 109 days, Alaa Aaraj for 92 days, Hesham Abu Hawwash for 82 days, Loay al-Ashqar for 28 days, Ayyad Hureimi for 46 days.

Israel’s widely condemned policy of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals usually ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

Currently, Israel is holding over 450 Palestinians in administrative detention, deemed illegal by international law, most of them former prisoners who spent years in prison for their resistance of the Israeli occupation.

Source : Safa