Ten Palestinian prisoners, including eight protesting their administrative detention, are continuing their open hunger strike against the oppressive policies by the Israeli prison administration.
The strikers include Sultan Khalouf and Kaid al-Fasfous, who have been on hunger strike for 24 days, as well as Osama Dakrouk (20 days), Mohammed Taysir Zakarna, Anas Ahmed Kamil, Abdulrahman Iyad Baragha, Zuhdi Talal Obeido (17 days), and Saif al-Deen Zeiad al-Amareen (7 days). They are all protesting their administrative detention.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, Hatem al-Qawasma, aged 42, from Hebron, has been on a hunger strike for 14 consecutive days. He is demanding to be transferred to be with his brother, Hazem al-Qawasma, who is imprisoned at Raymond Prison.
Hatem has been incarcerated since 2003 and is serving a life sentence, while his brother Hazem has been imprisoned since 2002 and is serving a 25-year sentence.
Maher al-Akhras, 52, from Jenin, has been on a hunger strike since his arrest last Tuesday, in protest of his detention.
The Israeli prison administration has escalated its measures against the striking prisoners, utilizing punitive methods such as solitary confinement and transfers.
The hunger strike by the prisoners coincides with the resistance actions initiated by administrative detainees in Ofer Prison and several other prisons. Approximately 60 detainees continue to boycott the military courts of the occupation.
The number of administrative detainees has exceeded 1200 prisoners, marking the highest figure since the Al-Aqsa uprising.