The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club stated Tuesday, August 15, 2023, that nine Palestinian detainees will continue their open hunger strike inside the Israeli occupation prisons, in rejection of their administrative detention.
The striking prisoners are: Kayed Al-Fasfous and Sultan Khalouf, who have been on hunger strike for 13 days, in addition to the detainee, Osama Daqrouq, who began his strike nine days ago in “Ramon” prison.
Last night, four administrative detainees suspended their strike, which lasted for 16 days, namely: Saleh Rabaya, Saif Hamdan, Qusay Khader, and Osama Khalil after promises to set the ceiling of their illegal administrative detention.
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 barred from viewing.
Israeli occupation is currently holding more than 1,000 Palestinian detainees without charge or trial, the highest number since 2003, according to the Israeli human rights group HaMoked.