Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 8

PPS: Two Palestinian Hunger-Striking Prisoners Remain in Critical Health Condition

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Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that the Israeli Occupation Prison Service has rejected a petition submitted by the attorneys of Palestinian hunger-striking prisoners Khalil Awawdeh and Raed Rayyan demanding their immediate transfer to the hospital.

Awawdeh, 40, from the town of Idna in the southern West Bank Hebron district, has been on hunger strike for 96 days in protest of his prolonged administrative detention without charge or trial.

He is reported to be suffering from headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, pain in the joints, irregular heartbeats, frequent vomiting and significant loss of weight.

Rayyan, 27, from Beit Duqqu village, northwest of Jerusalem, is also on hunger strike for 61 days in protest of his detention without charge or trial. He is also said to be suffering from serious health complications due to his long fast.

It should be noted that Israel’s policy of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.