Palestinian prisoners Rayan and Awawda continue their open hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention, today Tuesday, July 26th
The prisoner, Raed Rayan (27 years old), from the town of Beit Duqu, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, continues his open hunger strike for the 111th consecutive day, in refusal of his administrative detention.
The prisoner Khalil Awawda (40 years), from the town of Idna, west of Hebron, continues his open hunger strike for the 145th day, in protest against his administrative detention and the Israeli occupation authorities’ withdrawal from his release agreement.
On Tuesday, The Commission Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs revealed the latest developments regarding the health conditions of the two detainees, Awawda and Rayan.
In a statement, the commission confirmed that Rayan is deteriorating in the so-called “Ramle prison clinic”, and suffers from a noticeable decline in his health, and complains of pain throughout his body, blurred vision, emaciation, and severe fatigue, in addition to that he can only sleep for very short periods.
it indicated that the detainee, Ryan, also complains of nausea and cramps in his extremities, and is in need of a wheelchair to move about.
Rayan has been detained since 3/11/2021, and an administrative detention order was issued against him for a period of six months, and the order was renewed for the second time for a period of 6 months. He is a former detainee who spent nearly 21 months in administrative detention.
As for the condition of the detainee, Awawda, the commission revealed that he suffers from apparent emaciation and difficulty in speaking, complains of severe pains throughout his body, and is vomiting continuously, in addition to a massive weight loss and moving in a wheelchair.
The Israeli occupation authorities were supposed to release him at the end of last June, but they retracted their pledges and extended his detention for four months, which made him go on a hunger strike again.
Awawda has been detained since December 27, 2021. He is married and a father of four girls. He is a former prisoner who spent years in the Israeli occupation prisons. He had resumed his strike after he went on strike for 111 days, when a new administrative decision was issued against him for an additional 4 months.
And there are about 682 detainees in the occupation’s prisons under administrative detention decisions out of about 4600 prisoners, and the number of administrative detention orders since 1967 is estimated at more than 54,000 orders.