[Pnews] 17 Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails maintain hunger strike against unfair detention

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Sun Aug 1 13:06:44 EDT 2021


 17 Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails start hunger strike against
unfair detention

August 1, 2021 - https://qudsnen.co/?p=27761

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Number of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners
in Israeli jails has raised to 17, Palestinian Prisoners Society said on
Sunday.

PPS said in a statement that the number of Palestinian detainees who have
started a hunger strike in protest of their unfair administrative detention
without a charge or trial in Israeli jails has raised to 17.

Recently, there have been 14 detainees who started the hunger strike, and
now they have become 17.

The hunger-striking detainees’ health condition is deteriorating, the PPS
said.

One detainee has entered his fourth day of hunger strike, another one has
entered his 21th day, two others have entered their 19th days, and others
have entered their 13, 12 or 18 days of hunger strike

Around 40 Palestinian detainees started hunger strike since the start of
2021, in protest against Israel’s detention without a charge or trial.

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.

There are 4,850 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails,
among the prisoners are 540 administrative detainees held without charge or
trial, 225 child prisoners and 41 female prisoners.

In June only, 615 Palestinians, including 92 minors and 24 women, were
detained by Israeli occupation, while 100 administrative detention orders
were issued.

In 2020 only, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 4,634 Palestinians,
among them 543 children and 128 women, in addition to issuing 1,114
administrative detention orders.

By the end of March 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees
reached 4,450, including 37 women, 140 children, and 440 administrative
detainees.

By the end of May 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees
in Israeli jails reached 4,277 Palestinians, including 435 administrative
detainees.
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