Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Khalil Awawdeh Suspends His 172-Day Hunger Strike

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Palestinian administrative detainee Khalil Awawdeh finally suspended his 172-day hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli occupation to end his administrative detention.

The Awawdeh family stated that their son Khalil agreed to suspend his open hunger strike after reaching a written agreement to end his administrative detention and release him on the 2nd of October.

Awawdeh currently receives treatment in the Israeli Asaf Harofeh hospital as he faces serious health conditions due to hunger strike.

Immediately after the agreement, Awawdeh appeared in a video sending a thank-you message to all people who supported him during his battle with the hunger strike. “Thanks to everyone who supported and prayed for me,” Awawdeh said.

Israeli occupation authorities had recently issued a decision to “freeze” Awawdeh`s administrative detention, which does not mean the end of his detention, before reaching today a final agreement to end his detention.

40-year-old Khalil Awawdwh, a father of 4, started an open-ended hunger strike 172 days ago to protest his illegal administrative detention without charge or trial.

Israel currently holds 732 Palestinian prisoners, including 11 children,  under administrative detention without charge or trial.