Days of Palestine

Friday, March 24

Four administrative detainees remain on hunger strike, one for 97 days

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Four Palestinian administrative detainees in Israel remain on hunger strike against their long incarceration without charge or trial, including one for 97 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said today.

Ismail Ali, from Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 97 days today. The Israeli High Court rejected yesterday his petition for release. The commission said Ali’s health has seriously deteriorated due to his long fast.

Another administrative detainee, Hiba Labadi, a Jordanian citizen who has been on hunger strike for 35 days also in protest against her administrative detention without charge or trial, was transferred to hospital today following deterioration in her health, said the Prisoners Commission.

Labadi was arrested upon her arrival at Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan on her way into the West Bank and has been on hunger strike since then protesting her torture and detention.

A third hunger striker, Ahmad Zahran, who has been fasting for 37 days, has had his administrative detention order extended by four more months, two days before his current one was supposed to end.

The fourth is Musab Hindi, who has been on hunger strike for 35 days also demanding his release from administrative detention.

Two other administrative detainees, Tareq Qadan and Ahmad Ghannam, have recently ended their long hunger strike after they were guaranteed that their administrative detention would not be renewed past the present period.