Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 1

Khalil Awawdeh Faces Imminent Death in Israeli Prisons

M.Y | DOP -

Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awada, 40, from Hebron, continues his open-ended hunger strike for the 152nd consecutive day, in protest of administrative detention without charge or trial, despite his serious health conditions.

The Ofer Military Court allowed yesterday the lawyer of the prisoner Awawdeh, accompanied by a specialized doctor, to visit him urgently to prepare a medical report on his health condition, to be submitted to the court expected to be held next Sunday.

For its part, The Palestinian Prisoners Club confirmed, in a statement Thursday, that prisoner Al-Awadeh still faces critical health conditions that may lead to sudden death.

Prisoner Awawdeh, a father of four girls, was arrested on December 27, 2021, and transferred to administrative detention without charge or trial. He went on hunger strike for 111 days before suspending it following promises, not implemented yet, to release him. Thus, he resumed his open hunger strike, demanding his freedom.

Palestinian reports revealed that Israeli occupation authorities have issued about 1056 administrative detention orders against Palestinians since the start of 2022.

The Israeli occupation has been illegally carrying out administrative detention against Palestinians over the years. Under Administrative detention, Palestinian prisoners are held without charge or trial, and without allowing them or their lawyer to inspect the evidence materials, in a flagrant violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law.