Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

5 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails

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The Palestinian Prisoner Society on Tuesday said that five Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike for different periods in Israeli jails against their detention without charge or trial.

Husam al-Rozza, 61, who was arrested on 19 March 2018, has been on hunger strike since 17 April 2019 in protest at his administrative detention. Al-Rozza had served 18 years in Israeli jails before being re-arrested.

Mohammed Tabanja, 38, started his open hunger strike on 25 March 2019. A father of two, Tabanja has been detained since 28 June 2018.

Khaled Farraj, 31, was arrested on 23 January 2018 and started an open-ended hunger strike on 26 March 2019.

Hasan al-Awiwi, 35, has been on hunger strike since 2 April 2019. Al-Awiwi, a father of three children, was arrested several times, the latest of which was on 15 January 2019 and he has been held without charge or trial ever since.

Ouda al-Horoub, 32, started his hunger strike on 2 April 2019 too. The Israeli occupation forces arrested him in December 2018 on no clear charges leaving his 10 children without a father.