Days of Palestine

Sunday, February 5

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 9th Day in Israeli Jails

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Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails Ahmed Al-Heremi is on an open-ended hunger strike for the 9th day in a row in protest against his illegal administrative detention without charge or trial, Sunday, 23 October 2022. 

The 26-year-old Ahmed al-Heremi from Bethlehem city and a father of two children continues his open-ended hunger strike for 9 consecutive days in protest against his administrative detention by the Israeli occupation.

Israeli occupation forcses arrested Al-Heremi on July 4, 2022, and issued a 6-month administrative detention order against him as he is currently held in the Israeli prison of Ofer.

Ahmed, a former detainee in Israeli prisons, has been suffering from kidney problems and has undergone several surgeries.

 The Israeli occupation has escalated its administrative detention policy against Palestinians as the number of administrative detainees currently exceeded 760, including minors, women, and the elderly, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Commission. 

The Commission added that  80 percent of the administrative detainees are former prisoners who spent years in the prisons most were administrative detentions.

Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention is a pre-emptive measure that allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for lengthy periods of time based on disclosed allegations that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

Palestinian detainees have constantly resorted to hunger strikes as a method to oppose their administrative detention, demanding an end to this illegal policy that violates international law and Human rights accords.