Palestinian administrative detainees Khalil Awawdeh and Raed Rayan are still on hunger strike in the Israeli prisons in protest of their administrative detention without charge or trial.
Khalil Awawdeh, 40, resumed his open hunger strike after two days of suspension as the Israeli occupation authorities cancelled the agreement to release him.
On June 21, Awawdeh suspended his open hunger strike following 111 days as he received promises from the Israeli occupation authorities to release him. Two days later, the Israeli occupation authorities cancelled the agreement and extended his administrative detention for four months.
Awadeh’s health condition is deteriorating. Meanwhile, human rights organizations warned that the prisoner’s resumption of his hunger strike after a long strike poses a great danger to his health conditions.
Raed Rayan, 27, continues his open-ended hunger strike for 95th day running. Rayan is facing serious health conditions as he is held inside the Ramleh prison clinic and suffers from severe weight loss, and a lack of fluids, vitamins and proteins.
About 682 out of 4700 Palestinian prisoners are held under administrative detention in the Israeli prisons without charge or trial. Since 1967, Israeli occupation authorities have issued about 54000 administrative detention orders against Palestinians.