[Pnews] Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails ends his hunger strike after 33 days

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Thu Sep 2 13:02:04 EDT 2021


 Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails ends his hunger strike after 33 days

September 2, 2021

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, Ahmad
Hamamra broke his hunger strike on Wednesday, which continued for 33 days.

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs said
that Ahmad Hamamra broke his hunger strike yesterday after 33 days,
following reaching an agreement with the Israeli occupation authorities to
release him on February 14, 2022.

Ahmad Hamamra’s health condition has been deteriorating as he suffers from
health problems in the colon and the stomach, and he lost 17 kilograms of
his weight.

There are now another 6 hunger-striking prisoners in the Israeli jails, as
they have entered the hunger strike in protest of their unfair
administrative detention in Israeli jails without a charge or trial.

The 6 hunger-striking prisoners are:

•Kayed Fasfous, the longest hunger-striking prisoner, as he enters today
the 50th day
•Alaa Al-A’raj
•Miqdad al-Kawasma
•Hisham abu Hawash
•Rayek Bisharat
•Shadi abu Akaer

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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