Days of Palestine

30 Palestinian Administrative Detainees Continue Their Hunger Strike For Second Day

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30 Palestinian administrative detainees in the Israeli jails continue Monday, 26 September 2022 their open-ended hunger strike for the second consecutive day in protest against Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention. 

Palestinian detainees decided to go on hunger strike in protest against the policy of administrative detention in which the prisoners are held in prison for renewable periods without charges or trial.

A new bunch of 50 Palestinian prisoners will join their hunger strike fellowes next Thursday, stated the Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission Qadri Abu Baker. 

 The Israeli occupation has escalated its administrative detention policy against Palestinians as the number of administrative detainees currently exceeded 760, including minors, women, and elderly Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Commission. 

The Commission added that  80 percent of the administrative detainees are former prisoners who spent years in the Israeli prisons most were administrative detentions.

Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention is a pre-emptive measure that allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for lengthy periods of time based on disclosed allegations that even a detainee’s lawyer is banned from regarding.

Palestinian detainees have constantly resorted to hunger strikes as a method to oppose their administrative detention, demanding an end to this illegal policy that violates international law and Human Rights accords.