Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 8

30 Palestinian Prisoners to Begin Hunger Strike in Israeli Prisons

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Thirty Palestinian prisoners are scheduled to start an open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 24, to protest their administrative detention without charge or trial in Israeli prisons.

The prisoners issued a statement, referring to the Israeli illegal policies practiced against them, including medical negligence and racial discrimination.

The Prison Branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has recently issued a statement saying that thirty Palestinian administrative detainees plan to launch a hunger strike under the slogan “Our decision is freedom…our strike is freedom”.

It added that these 30 prisoners have spent nearly 200 years in administrative detention taken together without charge or trial, during which the occupation prevented them from embracing their families.

Israeli occupation holds currently around 4,550 Palestinian prisoners including 27 women and 175 children in Israeli prisons, 670 of which are held under administrative detention.