Days of Palestine

Friday, March 31

7 Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike 

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Seven Palestinian detainees inside the Israeli prisons continue their open-ended hunger strike to protest the Israel illegal policies deliberately practiced against them, including the administrative detention.

40-year-Khalil Awawdeh, a father of 4 girls, continues his open hunger strike for the 108 days in a row. Meanwhile, Israeli occupation authorities refuse to release him despite the serious deterioration in his health conditions.

Raed Rayan, 27, has been on hunger strike for 73 days. Rayan is still held inside the Ufer prison’s solitary confinement in difficult human and health conditions.

23-year-old Hani Bisharat, also under administrative detention, has been on hunger strike for 27 days, demanding an end to his administrative detention.

Palestinian prisoner Abdullah Al-Bargouthi, 50, began an open-ended hunger strike 10 days ago to protest his solitary confinement. Barghouti is serving 67 life-term sentences in Israeli jails, which is the longest sentence ever among other Palestinian detainees.

Zakaria Zubaidi, one of the six Freedom Tunnel heroes, began an open hunger strike 14 days ago in solidarity with Awawdeh and Rayan.

Yaqoub Qadri, another of the six heroes of the Freedom Tunnel, is on hunger strike since the start of June against repressive actions against him by the Ohli Kedar prison administration.

The prisoner Muhammad Nawara from Ramallah, who has been sentenced to life, has been on hunger strike for three days, in protest of his solitary confinement for 11 months in Raymond’s cells.

According to the Palestine Prisoners’ Society, around 4,700 Palestinians are held currently in Israeli jails, including up to 600 held administratively without charge or trial.